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Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Correspondent, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick appears in the following:

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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Eric Holder Testimony and Analysis

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder is testifying this morning about his decision to try self-professed 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. We play extended cuts, and Slate's senior editor Dahlia Lithwick offers analysis.

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Self-Professed 9/11 Planner to Stand Civilian Trial

Monday, November 16, 2009

The man who calls himself the 'mastermind' of the 9/11 terror attacks is heading to trial in U.S. federal court. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four of his alleged co-conspirators will be...

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Supreme Court: Sotomayor Starts, Stevens Leaving?

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Supreme Court begins its annual term this morning with a packed agenda. Among other cases, they'll be hearing about gun rights, dog-fighting videos, corporate political contributi...


A Novel Approach

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and Supreme Court watcher at Slate.com discusses working outside her comfort zone to write a chick lit novel.

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A Preview of Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is President Obama's first appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, and if she is con...


SCOTUS Decisions

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Supreme court has just handed down a series of key decisions. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick has the latest.

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The Jurisprudence of Judge Sotomayor

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama is about to announce his Supreme Court pick: Sonia Sotomayor, the first American of Puerto Rican descent to be appointed to the Federal bench in New York City, now in ...


Obama's Nominee: The Supremes' First Hispanic Woman

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama is expected to announce that he will fill retiring Justice David Souter's seat on the high court with Sonia Sotomayor. She would be the first Hispanic member of the Su...


Who Will Reign Supreme?

Friday, May 08, 2009

Justice David Souter's retirement gives President Obama the chance to start reshaping the Supreme Court. Who's on Obama's short list? And what are the quialities that make someone a h...


Final Arguments

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Supreme Court heard the last oral arguments of the term yesterday. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, discusses this year's cases and the decisions yet to come.

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High Stakes

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The US Supreme Court justices have now heard the final oral arguments for this term. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate.com, explains some of the high stakes cases and the decisions to come. Plus, Indian men living in the US are striking out when it comes to landing Indian brides; ...

Facebook is... facing criticism for changing terms of service

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facebook, the incredibly popular social network, hit massive protests when they changed their terms of service to indicate that they owned all content posted on their site by users. T...


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? ...


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 p...


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...

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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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