Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick appears in the following:

Supreme Court Weighs in on Digital Rights

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We get quick reaction to this morning's Supreme Court opinions, and some of the recent notable cases, with Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick. The court has ruled against TV provider Aereo, and said that the police may not search an arrestee's cell phone without a specific warrant.

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Threats in Cyberspace

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear a case involving Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man serving jail time for posting death threats against his wife on Facebook. Elonis says he didn’t mean it literally, and it’s up to the High Court to decide if that distinction matters. Brooke talks with Slate's Dahlia Lithwick about the impact this case could have on how violent speech online is viewed in the eyes of the law.

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Supreme Court Takes on Affirmative Action, Political Lying, More

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's a busy week at the Supreme Court. Yesterday they issued a decision upholding Michigan's right to ban affirmative action in college admission practices. The court also heard a case about the Internet TV provider Aereo, that could have a big impact on broadcast and online media and arguments about whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during a political campaign. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, rounds up the decisions and arguments, and takes your calls about what comes next.

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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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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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