Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick


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Past articles by Dahlia:

When It Comes to Abortion, Only One Religion’s Beliefs Count in America

A brief in a case out of Indiana shows exactly how fundamentalist Christian beliefs trump everything else in the courts these days. → Read More

Let’s Stop Pretending Clarence Thomas Can Read the Framers’ Minds

There's a better way for the courts to be thinking about the Framers and guns. → Read More

Why a Federal Judge Is Asking if Abortion Is Still Maybe Constitutional

Was this an audacious judicial request? Maybe. → Read More

The Worst Judge in America Could Outlaw the Abortion Pill Nationwide. It Gets Worse.

Dobbs was only the beginning. → Read More

The New Kavanaugh Documentary Will Do One Thing. It’s Not Enough.

Its intentions are fine, but the government still has no system for this. → Read More

On This Non-Anniversary of Roe, the Politics of Power Amidst Uncertainty Are Clear

It’s not just the repeal of abortion rights that make the new order clear, it’s everything else that has come with it. → Read More

The Justices Don’t Want to Know Who Leaked Dobbs

Unpacking what was revealed—and the big thing that wasn’t—in the Supreme Court’s new report on the leak. → Read More

The Criminal Code Still Puts a Bull’s-Eye on Medication Abortion–Seekers’ Backs

A look at the state of abortion access more than six months after the Supreme Court did away with the right to abortion. → Read More

The Real Problem with John Roberts’ 2022 Report on the Court

The Chief Justice is burying his head in the sand. when it comes to the biggest problem with SCOTUS. → Read More

House Republicans Have Found a New Way to Do Jan. 6

Another January, another attempt to destabilize the government. → Read More

Why the Jan. 6 Committee Let Ginni and Clarence Thomas Off the Hook

When you’re a justice, they let you do it. → Read More

Why the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Hear Its Opinion Announcements Live

There’s no good reason to withhold this audio from the public. → Read More

What One Black Judge’s Family History Can Teach Us About Justice

This is why representation matters. → Read More

The Supreme Court Seems Less Inclined to End Democracy Than Before

On Wednesday, there were signs of disarmament at the court. → Read More

No One Can Bear the Spectacle of Kanye West

And yet no one can turn away, either. → Read More

The Real Problem With the Second Alleged Leak at the Court

It is not really a question of whether Alito revealed the outcome in Hobby Lobby. → Read More

The Supreme Court Said Abortion Wasn’t Part of the Constitution. So Women Wrote It Into Theirs.

1 in 4 voters said abortion was their top issue. → Read More

The Only Way to Navigate the Election Storm Ahead

The descent into a world in which people who are fundamentally unethical and unserious hold too many levers of power is not normal and it’s not funny. → Read More

The Midterms Are About Vigilantism

There’s a broad new public desire to take the law into one’s own hands because, well, you did the research. → Read More

The Supreme Court Has No Reason to End Affirmative Action. They’re Doing It Anyway.

Oral arguments in a pair of much-anticipated cases about the future of affirmative action sprawled over almost six hours on Monday, yet the outcome was obvious within the first 30 minutes: The Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority appears poised to overturn almost 50 years of precedent and outlaw race-conscious admissions at institutions of higher education. One case—arising from the… → Read More