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Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick appears in the following:

Guns as Free Speech?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Last weekend, a small group of women in the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a meeting at a restaurant in a Dallas suburb. In the parking lot outside a group of men women and children wielding assault rifles held a pro-gun demonstration, saying they were exercising their First Amendment rights. Bob speaks to Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the rise of Open Carry demonstrations, and whether carrying a gun qualifies as free speech.

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Supreme Court Decision Review

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slate senior editor and legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick talks about Monday's SCOTUS decisions, focusing on those prohibiting life without parole for juvenile offenders and overturning campaign finance limits in Montana.

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Public Opinion and the Court

Monday, May 21, 2012

Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick talks about what part public opinion should play in evaluating constitutional issues.

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Supreme Court Justices Read Newspapers Too

Friday, March 30, 2012

Media coverage can influence public opinion, but can public opinion really influence the Supreme Court? With its lifetime appointments the court is designed to exist above the fray. Bob speaks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick who says that despite that, public opinion was a big factor in this week's arguments.

 

Dustin Wong - Tea Tree Leaves Retreat

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How the Ninth Circuit Decided to Overturn Prop 8

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Dahlia Lithwicksenior editor at Slate, discussed the court ruling on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and what might happen next.

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Final Day for SCOTUS

Monday, June 27, 2011

Senior editor at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick, discusses the final opinions to come down from this SCOTUS term. The violent videos games case, the campaign finance case, and more!

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Supreme Court Wrap-Up

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Supreme Court typically announces its decisions in May and June. Senior editor at Slate Dahlia Lithwick, looks at some of the cases still awaiting resolution this term.

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The End of Roe v. Wade?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

If hasn't been overturned in the courts, but Roe v. Wade may no longer be the law of the land. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, discusses the deterioration of Roe v. Wade due to state and local legislation.

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The Insanity Defense

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, addresses the discussion around the Tucson shooter's mental health and the politics of the insanity defense.

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Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, explains why a  federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a portion of President Obama's healthcare legislation is unconstitutional.

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SCOTUS Preview

Friday, October 01, 2010

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, discusses what's coming up on the Supreme Court docket as Elena Kagan joins the bench.

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The Kagan Hearings: Day 2

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor of the online magazine Slate, provides analysis of Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Judging Before Kagan

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senior editor at SlateDahlia Lithwick, discusses today's Supreme Court decisions ahead of the start of Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings.

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Supreme Court Term Ends; Justice Stevens Wraps Nearly 35 Years of Service

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's a major day for the Supreme Court. It's not only the first day of Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, but also the last day of the court's term and the end of Justice Stevens' tenure on the bench. But before the court breaks for the summer, there are four remaining cases on which the judges are expected to rule.

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New SCOTUS Decisions

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Senior editor at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick, discusses this week's Supreme Court decisions and previews the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings starting on Monday. 

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Thousands of Elena Kagan's Emails Released to Public

Monday, June 21, 2010

On Friday, thousands of emails written by Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan were released by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Observers of the court from both sides of the aisle spent the weekend scrutinizing the new documents, searching for clues about her legal history. 

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Elena Kagan's Record

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Slate.com senior editor Dahlia Lithwick looks at what's known about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's stance on key issues likely to face the court.

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New Nomination: Elena Kagan

Monday, May 10, 2010

The expected new pick for the Supreme Court is Solicitor General Elena Kagan. Join us for live coverage of this morning's press conference with Slate's senior legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick.

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The 'Unknowable' Elena Kagan

Monday, May 10, 2010

There is still a lot that is unknown about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. The question remains as to whether her positions as solicitor general can tell us what she'd be like as a Supreme Court judge.

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Supreme Court to Consider Privacy for Ballot Petition Signers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Supreme Court hears a case today seeking to determine if the free speech rights of people who sign a ballot petition are violated if those names and addresses are publicly disclosed. In the case of Doe v. Reed, people who signed a ballot petition to end same-sex domestic partnerships argue they will be subject to harassment and retaliation if the state allows their personal information to be disclosed. Today's case is just one of several the Supreme Court is hearing regarding the constitutional scope of free speech and the First Amendment.

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