Blog Profile / Slate: Dahlia Lithwick


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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Be Careful What You Sue For

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court agreed to weigh in on NIFLA v. Becerra, yet another religion-fueled fight over free speech. NIFLA involves a long-simmering dispute surrounding a 2015 California law requiring the state’s more than...Show More Summary

Guns in America and the Travel Ban That Went Unnoticed

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: In the wake of another mass shooting, Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Adam Skaggs, chief counsel at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, about the Second Amendment. And...Show More Summary

Sneak Attack

At the end of last month, the Trump administration quietly rolled out new restrictions on certain groups of refugees, ostensibly aimed at “protect[ing] people from terrorist attacks and other public-safety threats.” This latest formShow More Summary

The Murderer Who Started a Movement

Dr. David Gunn was 47 years old when he was gunned down in 1993 during an abortion protest outside his clinic in Pensacola, Florida. Today we think of this as the first targeted killing of an abortion doctor in America—the murder that led to passage of the FACE Act, which made it a federal crime to block access to clinics. Show More Summary

The 25th Amendment, What’s That?

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: Dahlia Lithwick speaks with Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin about the remedy for Trump’s unfitness for office: the 25 th Amendment. Later, she speaks with ProPublica’s Ryan Gabrielson...Show More Summary

The Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump Era

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to talk about the federal judiciary...Show More Summary

When Pigs Fly

Tom Price has now returned to Georgia, presumably flying commercial. Scott Pruitt is under investigation by the EPA’s inspector general for frequent private jet travel to his home state of Oklahoma. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, a billionaire, tried to book a military jet to fly himself and his wife, Louise Linton, to Europe for their honeymoon. Show More Summary

Lawyers vs. White Supremacists

On Wednesday morning, schools across Charlottesville, Virginia, were placed on lockdown following an internet threat of a Las Vegas–style mass shooting. On Wednesday evening, alt-right leader Richard Spencer, who helped mastermind the Aug. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling “Momentous”

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: Next week marks the opening of the high court’s 2017 term, so Dahlia Lithwick speaks with David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about some...Show More Summary

Gerrymandering Goes Back to Court

Listen to Episode 72 of Slate’s Amicus: When the Supreme Court term opens next month, perhaps no issue will be more urgent—and more complicated—than voting rights. One of the first cases the justices will hear is Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the 2011 redrawing of district lines in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

The Clarence Thomas Takeover

There’s a reason Clarence Thomas writes so many solo dissents and concurrences. The second-longest-tenured justice on the Supreme Court has spent more than 25 years staking out a right-wing worldview that can generously be described as idiosyncratic. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller Needs a New Team

An Open Letter to Robert Mueller From the Association of Super Secret Detectives Dear Special Counsel Mueller: It has come to our attention here at the Association of Super Secret Detectives that you have recently broadened the team of experts assembled to investigate Russian involvement in the recent U.S. Show More Summary

Orchestrated Chaos

It’s hard to imagine how Kris Kobach could have screwed things up so badly. Here is a man, seemingly hatched from an underground lab devoted entirely to perfecting the fine art of vote suppression, given a golden opportunity to suppress...Show More Summary

Unsolicited Advice for the White House Press Corps

In this, what is somehow the fifth month of the Donald Trump administration, the White House’s official spokespeople have decided it’s about time to stop taking reporters’ questions on camera. Instead, they’ve taken to releasing audio...Show More Summary

Amicus: Breakfast Table Redux

Listen to Episode 71 of Slate’s Amicus: The Supreme Court’s 2016 term may not have contained the usual number of blockbuster cases, but it did have its fair share of drama. Between the stonewalling of Merrick Garland; the filibustered...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Splits the Travel Ban Baby

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Donald Trump’s travel ban is like an optical illusion: Your perception of it changes depending on your vantage point. To Trump and his allies, the decision looks like total vindication for the administration, a move that allows its long-delayed executive order to take effect. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

Well it was a rockin’ sockin’ morning on Monday, and the big news is of course that rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s immediate departure were overheated and premature (as Walter predicted). Maybe the takeaway from all of this is that no one individual should be this crucial in a modern constitutional democracy. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

Good morning, breakfasters: Three decisions down Friday morning, along with an announcement from Chief Justice John Roberts that the term will wrap up on Monday. First we had Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, an employment discrimination...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

Dear Walter, Pam, Mark, and the Judge, Welcome back to my favorite week of the year! Walter, it often amazes me that when we started this tradition it was radical online norm shattering, and today it’s just old-school journalism. I think...Show More Summary

Amicus: Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to It.

Listen to Episode 70 of Slate’s Amicus: In his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill this week, former FBI Director James Comey described several uncomfortable interactions with President Donald Trump that preceded his firing. The...Show More Summary

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