Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick appears in the following:

Sexting: Teens in legal straits over explicit text messages

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

While you certainly hope your teen isn't sending explicit photos of themselves over their cellphone, if they were, would you want them to get slapped with felony pornography charges? Six kids in Pennsylvania were charged with dissemination and possession of child pornography when the girls sent nude photos to their boyfriends over their cellphones. If convicted these kids may have to register as sex offenders. This has Dahlia Lithwick, legal affairs correspondent for Slate Magazine, up in arms. Also weighing in is Siva Vaidhynathan, media professor at the University of Virginia.

For more, read Dahlia Lithwick's article, Textual Misconduct: What to do about teens and their dumb naked photos of themselves in Slate.


Justice, Obama Style

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor at Slate, and Neil Eggleston, former associate White House counsel during the Clinton Administration, talk about the Obama Justice Department and how they'll deal with the thorny issues left over from the Bush Administration.

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Bad Cop: Profiling Democrats at the DOJ

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An internal Justice Department report released yesterday found that a former senior official routinely used an ideological litmus test in filling what were supposed to be apolitical posts, and then lied to a Congressional panel investigating the practice. Slate Senior Legal Correspondent Dahlia Lithwick joins us to examine why the official won't be prosecuted, and looks at the larger trend of not holding Bush Administration officials accountable.


Last minute Bush Administration rule permits health care workers to deny services

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In its final weeks the Bush Administration has issued a federal rule that allows health care workers to refuse to participate in any procedure they find morally objectionable. Doctors and nurses have had the right to opt-out of providing abortions for decades, but this new rule is much broader. Slate's senior legal correspondent, Dahlia Lithwick, gives The Takeaway the rundown.
"A doctor who objects to abortion need not tell a patient that he's seen something on her scan that suggests there is a problem with a fetus."
— Dahlia Lithwick on new healthcare regulations

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18 Million Cracks

Monday, June 09, 2008

Slate's Dahlia Lithwick, Nation magazine columnist and Columbia law professor Patricia Williams and Katha Pollitt, Nation magazine columnist and author of Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories (Random House, 2007 talk about Hillary Clinton's Saturday speech and her campaign's impact on women ...

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