Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.

Politics
May 14 2018 1:08 PMHow to Survive Trump’s Presidency Without Losing Your MindThe world is on fire, and it has gotten oh so mundane. How do we grapple with the madness while still living our lives?
Jurisprudence
April 30 2018 6:15 PMNo Time to PretendThe courts and the press are putting themselves at risk by treating Donald Trump like a normal president.
Amicus
April 27 2018 3:40 PMTravel Ban 3.0 and Rinsing Off Religious Animus for SCOTUSUnpacking the arguments in the marquee case of this term.
Jurisprudence
April 23 2018 6:16 PMThe ERA Is BackThe ’70s-era constitutional amendment could be the perfect remedy for the #MeToo era.
Amicus
April 14 2018 10:01 AMThe Rule of Law and the Ethics of Poking the BearCohen, Comey, Mueller, and more.
Amicus
March 31 2018 10:00 AMDon’t Call It an Abortion CaseNIFLA v. Becerra may be all about reproductive rights, but it’s a speech case, too.
Jurisprudence
March 28 2018 5:56 PMHow to Pre-Empt a Constitutional CrisisCory Booker explains why a law is needed to protect Robert Mueller.
Jurisprudence
March 27 2018 3:18 PMTrump’s Lawyers Can’t Be His EnablersWhat the president’s attorneys should be asking themselves as they decide whether to stay on or quit.
Politics
March 23 2018 6:55 PMHow a March Becomes a LandslideFor the Parkland teens to win, their moms need to vote.
Amicus
March 17 2018 10:01 AMAll the President’s LawyersA white-collar special.
Jurisprudence
March 13 2018 7:28 PMDreaming of an Empty SeatAnthony Kennedy’s possible retirement from the Supreme Court is the only thing keeping Republicans’ hopes alive.
Jurisprudence
March 6 2018 6:57 PMThe Elmo AntidoteSonia Sotomayor’s message of empathy, listening, and compromise is what we need.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2018 6:45 PMTrump’s Due ProcessThe president understands the words to mean protections for his white guy buddies.
Family
Feb. 27 2018 5:50 AMThe Lego and Sesame Street Ads I Never Knew I’d MissCharting my kids’ development through targeted advertising on our family computer.
Trumpcast
Feb. 22 2018 9:00 PMHigh School Revolutionaries Are Changing the Gun DebateThe students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are showing that neither Trump nor the NRA are politically untouchable.
Amicus
May 12 2018 10:00 AMThe State of the State Attorneys GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on gun safety wins, the resistance, and Eric Schneiderman.
Movies
April 30 2018 5:55 AMRBG Reveals the Woman Behind the MemesThe documentary understands that it was a different kind of radicalism that made the justice notorious.
Jurisprudence
April 26 2018 5:46 PMMimes in RobesTrump’s judicial nominees are now refusing to answer any questions about what it is they actually believe.
Jurisprudence
April 16 2018 6:17 PMThe Shrinking of James ComeyHow publicly engaging with Donald Trump, especially on television, makes the former FBI director look small.
Jurisprudence
April 6 2018 4:26 PMSecret HandshakeThe depressing truth at the center of the O’Reilly and Trump settlement agreements.
Jurisprudence
March 29 2018 5:54 AMDefenselessTrump desperately needs a crack legal team. But his lawyers are no match for Mueller, and no sane attorney would join them now.
The Slatest
March 28 2018 2:32 PMFederal Judge Allows Trump Emoluments Case to Go Forward
Politics
March 24 2018 6:51 PMThe March for Our Lives Could Not Possibly Have Been ScriptedWhat we saw on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C., was stunningly original.
Jurisprudence
March 19 2018 5:00 PMTrump Pushing the Firing of Andrew McCabe Was a Direct Challenge to Our Democracy
Jurisprudence
March 16 2018 7:05 PMFake News Goes to CourtWill Fox News and Alex Jones have to pay for pushing bogus stories about real people?
Politics
March 8 2018 12:07 PMThe House of Trump Is Built on Male FurySam Nunberg’s public meltdown is already old news, but the trend is frightening.
Amicus
March 3 2018 10:00 AMWhen Did Corporations Become People?If your answer is Citizens United, think again.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 28 2018 4:30 PMThey Were Trained for This MomentHow the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a comprehensive education.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 26 2018 7:57 PMFreedom to Avoid War ZonesThe argument for arming teachers demonstrates the flaws in Second Amendment jurisprudence.
Politics
Feb. 22 2018 10:38 AMThe Student TeachersThe teenagers from Stoneman Douglas are fearlessly reimagining how to effect change in the Trump era.

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