Blog Profile / Slate: Dahlia Lithwick


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Posts on Regator:277
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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

“Donald Trump Is a Narcissistic Maniac”

The Virginia gubernatorial race, which will take place this coming fall, will be one of the nation’s first big post–Donald Trump political contests. (New Jersey will also elect a governor this year.) Democrats in the state will pickShow More Summary

Amicus: Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing

Listen to Episode 64 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. This week, the Senate held four days of hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

The Democrats Must Filibuster Neil Gorsuch

After four days of marathon hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Under current Senate...Show More Summary

How Dare You Question Our Precious Nominee?

It is an article of faith among Senate Republicans that everything liberals do is just goddamn awful, from the unelected left-wing justices who “legislate from the bench” to the blocking of Robert Bork in 1987 to the lame cries for equal treatment of everyone under the law. Show More Summary

The Case Against Neil Gorsuch

Senate Democrats are having a tricky time finding a solid toehold in their resistance to Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee whose hearings start Monday, is well-liked and—at least by Republican jurisprudential standards—well-qualified. Show More Summary

Amicus: Why It’s Worth Opposing Gorsuch

Listen to Episode 63 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. After a successful blockade of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, the GOP-led Senate will convene hearings next week on President Trump’s pick for the court’s year-old vacancy. Show More Summary

Amicus: Never Mind

Listen to Episode 62 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On Monday, the Department of Justice announced an abrupt about-face on voting rights, essentially walking away from a lawsuit against a harsh voter ID law in Texas. Show More Summary

Parenting Your Toddler President

Providing the right kind of praise is a key element in successfully parenting your toddler president. Trying to govern can be extremely frustrating for toddler presidents. On the one hand, they are desperate to be independent and accepted...Show More Summary

Amicus: General Strike

Listen to Episode 61 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump’s Chaos Has Real Consequences

In the latest in a series of deranged moves against the press, the White House denied on Friday that the administration was contemplating mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants around the country. Show More Summary

This Emoluments Thing Isn’t Going Away

When last we checked in on President Trump and his assorted emoluments issues, a lawsuit had been filed and there was some question of whether the plaintiffs had any standing to proceed. There is now reason to believe the standing issue...Show More Summary

Another Injunction Against Trump’s Immigration Ban, This One in Virginia

In an opinion filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Leonie Brinkema has now granted a preliminary injunction in the case Aziz v. Trump. The Commonwealth of Virginia had filed suit, claiming...Show More Summary

Politics as Usual

One of the central questions animating Jeff Sessions’ bid to be the attorney general of the United States was an abiding sense that—having worked closely with the Trump campaign and having given legal cover to some of Donald Trump’s most radical ideas—he could not be truly independent of the president. Show More Summary

Amicus: “SEE YOU IN COURT”

Listen to Episode 60 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. A little more than a week after President Trump announced his ban on travel from a handful of majority-Muslim nations, the U.S. Show More Summary

This So-Called Supreme Court Nominee

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, currently a federal appeals court judge, told Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a courtesy meeting on Wednesday afternoon that he found President Trump’s tweets attacking a “so-called judge”...Show More Summary

The Silencing of Coretta Scott King

On Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a letter about Jeff Sessions’ fitness to serve in federal government at a hearing on whether Jeff Sessions was fit to serve in federal government. In that letter, written in 1986,...Show More Summary

Anthony Kennedy Is Not Stupid

There has been a lot of chatter in the media about the strategic considerations behind the selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Was it a move made at least in part to mollify Justice Anthony...Show More Summary

Amicus: Will You Accept This Robe?

Listen to Episode 59 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In an elaborately choreographed prime-time ceremony this week, President Trump tapped Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court seat that has been vacant for almost a year. Show More Summary

Amicus: Immunity in High Places

Listen to Episode 58 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Can a group of wrongfully detained noncitizens sue high-ranking Bush administration officials for violating their rights in the days following 9/11? That’s the central question in Ziglar v. Show More Summary

Amicus: And Then There Were Eight

Listen to Episode 57 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In the lead-up to November’s presidential election, Donald Trump released a list...Show More Summary

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