Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick appears in the following:

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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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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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. 


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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Corporate Votes

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor for Slate.com, and Martin Gold, a lawyer for the Chamber of Commerce, discuss the April 1st [!] Supreme Court ruling following up on the Citizens United case. In a decision in the Chamber of Commerce V. Federal Election Commission case, the nation's top court ...

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N.S.A. Wiretaps

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor for Slate.com, discusses the federal judge's ruling that the post-9/11 warrantless wiretap surveillance was illegal.

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Takeouts: Next Steps for Health Care Overhaul, Obama's Nominee for US Court of Appeals, Listeners on the Next Big Issue

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Health care reform has been signed into law. Now what? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich lays out the next steps in the Senate and the courts.
  • JUDICAL TAKEOUT:  Since President Obama nominated law professor Goodwin Liu to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals, there's been a firestorm of criticism and praise for his pick. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor Slate magazine looks at what this progressive choice could mean for potential Supreme Court nominations.
  • LISTENERS ON THE NEXT BIG ISSUE: By email, on the web and over the phone Takeaway listeners weigh in with their reaction to Sunday's historic vote in the House and weight in on what Congress should tackle next.

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Chief Justice John Roberts Calls State of the Union 'Troubling'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

During his State of the Union Address, President Obama called out the Supreme Court for its ruling that allowed corporations to spend money on ads for political candidates. At the time, Justice Alito rolled his eyes and mouthed "not true." The scene caused a stir as different branches of the government pointed fingers at each other. Yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts broke the silence and shot back, telling a group of University of Alabama students that the incident was "very troubling."

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Analyzing Justice Roberts' Supreme Court

Friday, January 22, 2010

In what will certainly be looked back upon as a landmark and highly controversial decision, the Supreme Court reversed longstanding restrictions on campaign finance yesterday: specifically, laws restricting corporations and corporate money during election season.

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