Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, justice, and the courts

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 Sep 16, 2023

Jessica
 Jun 27, 2022
approachable and sane analysis with a bevy of famous scholars. appreciate her attitude of curiosity in a field that most often develops entitlement instead.

ReaderMN
 Apr 10, 2021
Smart and helpful in understanding SCOTUS. I like the in depth discussions with different guests.

ar
 Jun 27, 2020
A great podcast. I listen to the SCOTUS legal arguments myself but really rely on Dalia Lithwick and her guests to help me understand the ramifications of the decisions. An excellent podcast.

Jamie Gomez
 Dec 2, 2019

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A show about the law and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America. Want more Amicus? Subscribe to Slate Plus to immediately unlock exclusive SCOTUS analysis and weekly extended episodes. Plus, you’ll access ad-free listening across all your favorite Slate podcasts. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts by clicking “Try Free” at the top of our show page. Or, visit slate.com/amicusplus to get access wherever you listen.

Episode Date
A Series of Lawsuits That We Call an Election
Feb 24, 2024
Fani Willis and a Tale of Two Ethics Violations
Feb 17, 2024
Is SCOTUS Afraid of Holding Trump to Account?
Feb 10, 2024
The Trump Trials Doomsday Clock Just Ticked a Second Closer to Midnight
Feb 06, 2024
The Neglected Constitutional History That Disqualifies Trump
Feb 03, 2024
Donald Trump and the Apex of MAGA Misogyny
Jan 27, 2024
Greg Abbott and the Battle for the Texas Border
Jan 20, 2024
The Supreme Court Gave Itself Huge Extra Powers and It’s Becoming a Big Problem
Jan 13, 2024
Deja Coup: Donald Trump and the Slow Civil War
Jan 06, 2024
The Very Worst of SCOTUS 2023
Dec 30, 2023
The Many Trials of Donald J. Trump
Dec 23, 2023
Texas Abortion Laws’ Cruel Outcomes
Dec 16, 2023
Billionaires Had a Bad Week at the Supreme Court
Dec 09, 2023
Remembering Sandra Day O’Connor
Dec 02, 2023
From "The Political Scene": Trump's Vindictive Second Term Agenda
Nov 25, 2023
Is The Federalist Society Over?
Nov 18, 2023
Dunking On Trump's Lawyers Might Not Be The Win You Think It Is
Nov 11, 2023
The Right to Bear Arms and Terrorize Your Partner
Nov 04, 2023
Watching Trump Shrink in Court
Oct 28, 2023
Donald Trump's John Gotti Moment
Oct 21, 2023
Justice Samuel Alito Got Out Of Bed on The Perry Mason Side
Oct 14, 2023
Senator Elizabeth Warren is Deeply Worried About SCOTUS
Oct 07, 2023
A Monumental SCOTUS Term Begins: Our Reluctant Curtain-Raiser
Sep 30, 2023
SCOTUS Is Not Done With Guns and Abortion
Sep 23, 2023
The Supreme Court We Deserve?
Sep 16, 2023
Alabama Double-Dares SCOTUS Over Voting Maps
Sep 09, 2023
Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas
Aug 26, 2023
The Family Roe
Aug 12, 2023
The Fear of Too Much Justice
Jul 29, 2023
Zero-Sum Justice
Jul 15, 2023
Supreme Arrogance
Jul 08, 2023
MAGA SCOTUS Is Back
Jul 01, 2023
The End of Affirmative Action
Jun 29, 2023
Moore v Harper Was a Win for Democracy, A Big Loss For Donald Trump
Jun 27, 2023
Supreme Court Politics One Year On From Dobbs
Jun 24, 2023
Samuel Alito and The Billionaire
Jun 21, 2023
SCOTUS Wants To Drain The Swamp, Too
Jun 17, 2023
Is A New Supreme Court Emerging?
Jun 15, 2023
Can Trump Outrun The Law?
Jun 14, 2023
The Trump Indictment
Jun 10, 2023
Did John Roberts Really Just Save Voting Rights?
Jun 08, 2023
How SCOTUS Enabled The Explosion of Anti-Trans Laws
Jun 03, 2023
Fixing The Court, One Story at a Time
May 27, 2023
Bonus: SCOTUS Nukes Wetlands Protections
May 26, 2023
E. Jean Carroll and the Lawyer Who Beat Trump
May 20, 2023
The Supreme Court's Dangerous Return to Its Roots
May 13, 2023
Clarence Thomas and the Billionaires
May 06, 2023
John Roberts’ Unfunny Stalking Jokes at SCOTUS
Apr 22, 2023
Anti-Abortion Lawyers Love this Zombie Law
Apr 15, 2023
Tennessee-Style Power Grabs are Coming to a State House Near You
Apr 08, 2023
What To Expect When You're Expecting An Indictment
Mar 25, 2023
Lessons from The Trump Years for SCOTUS
Mar 11, 2023
SCOTUS on the Internet: “It’s Complicated”
Feb 25, 2023
The "Stop the Steal" Fight That Never Ended
Feb 11, 2023
Absolutely No One Is Happy With the Dobbs Leak Investigation
Jan 28, 2023
The Labor Case Before SCOTUS Has Big Implications for Democracy
Jan 14, 2023
Why are We Still Obsessed with Roe v Wade?
Dec 31, 2022
“Is This How We Do Law Now?”
Dec 17, 2022
The Blockbuster Case You Probably Haven’t Heard About
Dec 03, 2022
Religious Liberty and the Right to Vacation in Jackson Hole
Nov 23, 2022
When You Take Away the Kids, You Take Away the Future
Nov 19, 2022
Affirmative Action on the Chopping Block
Nov 05, 2022
The Supreme Court Case that Could Upend Democracy
Oct 22, 2022
Bonus: Time to Celebrate Some Wins
Oct 18, 2022
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Gives SCOTUS a History Lesson
Oct 08, 2022
A Hair-Raising SCOTUS Curtain-Raiser
Oct 01, 2022
Listen to Lady Justice
Sep 26, 2022
The Sound of Worms Turning
Sep 24, 2022
Lady Justice and Charlottesville Nazis
Sep 17, 2022
The Law v Lawless Edition
Sep 10, 2022
The Clash Between Privacy and Freedom of the Press
Aug 27, 2022
Judge Victoria Pratt’s “The Power of Dignity”
Aug 13, 2022
What the Dobbs Decision Means to Me
Jul 30, 2022
Eric Holder's Supreme Court Protest
Jul 16, 2022
A Supreme Court Term Like No Other
Jul 09, 2022
SCOTUS Wraps, Precedent Collapses, and KBJ Takes her Oath
Jul 02, 2022
Slate Plus Bonus: Praying at the 50 Yard Line and Dunking on the Libs
Jun 28, 2022
Just Doing The Job They Were Put On The Court To Do
Jun 25, 2022
Slate Plus Bonus: Carson v Makin
Jun 23, 2022
Somewhere, John Roberts is Screaming into an Expensive Pillow
Jun 18, 2022
The January 6th Committee Revelations You Might Have Missed
Jun 11, 2022
Our Guns Problem is a Democracy Problem
Jun 04, 2022
When a Shooter Comes to Your School
May 28, 2022
Why the Coming January 6th Hearings are So Important
May 21, 2022
Learning from Pre-Roe to Navigate Post-Roe
May 05, 2022
The (draft) Opinion of the Court on Abortion
May 04, 2022
Rewriting Statutes Via Courts
Apr 23, 2022
Fundamental Rights Doublespeak
Apr 09, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson: Asked and Answered
Mar 26, 2022
A Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation-Hearing Preview
Mar 19, 2022
Anita Hill on the Supreme Court’s Future
Mar 12, 2022
Why “Cheap Speech” Threatens Democracy
Mar 05, 2022
And the Nominee Is … Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Feb 26, 2022
Politics Masquerading as Law
Feb 12, 2022
Justice Breyer to Retire
Jan 29, 2022
COVID in the Courtroom
Jan 15, 2022
2021 Was a Direct Response to 2020
Jan 01, 2022
Jan. 6: The Coup That Wasn’t, but Still Could Be
Dec 18, 2021
The Purported Right to Abortion
Dec 10, 2021
Inside the Arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health
Dec 04, 2021
Everybody Wants to Be Scalia
Nov 20, 2021
Guns on the Subway and Vigilantes in Texas
Nov 06, 2021
The Supreme Court’s Role in Police Violence
Oct 23, 2021
The Trump Court and the Roberts Court
Oct 09, 2021
The Supreme Court’s Charm Offensive
Sep 25, 2021
The Legal Repercussions of the War on Terror
Sep 11, 2021
Abortion, Surveillance, and Vigilantism : An American Story
Sep 03, 2021
Pauli Murray: Lawyer, Poet, Priest, Trailblazer
Aug 28, 2021
The Lawlessness of Property and Ownership
Aug 14, 2021
“Braided In”: The Second Amendment and Anti-Blackness.
Jul 31, 2021
A To-Do List for Senate Democrats
Jul 17, 2021
An Elegy for the Voting Rights Act
Jul 03, 2021
Fulton: Bigger Than We Thought?
Jun 18, 2021
From the Snapchat Cheerleader to Katie Porter’s Whiteboard
Jun 05, 2021
The Return of The Waves!
May 29, 2021
The Conservative Legal Project Comes Home to Roost
May 22, 2021
Rudy and the Death of Truth
May 08, 2021
The Verdict, the Video, and the Unreasonable Burden of Proof.
Apr 24, 2021
Why Are Republicans Upset About Corporate Free Speech All of a Sudden?
Apr 10, 2021
Woulda, Coulda SCOTUS
Mar 27, 2021
Live From SXSW, With Sen. Jeff Merkley
Mar 20, 2021
“An Injury To Their Electoral Prospects”
Mar 13, 2021
First Amendment Fallacies
Feb 27, 2021
Impeachment’s Message and Meaning
Feb 13, 2021
Inside Impeachment
Jan 30, 2021
The Domestic Terror Arm of MAGA
Jan 16, 2021
The Predictability is Part of the Tragedy
Jan 09, 2021
Truth, Reconciliation, and Korematsu v. United States
Jan 02, 2021
Justice Breyer, In His Own Words
Dec 22, 2020
How Amy Coney Barrett is Already Making a Mark on the Court
Dec 19, 2020
Trump’s Pardonpalooza
Dec 05, 2020
“How Does This End Well?”
Nov 21, 2020
Empty Suits
Nov 07, 2020
The Canaries in the Coal Mine of Justice
Oct 31, 2020
The American Contest
Oct 24, 2020
The Litmus Test
Oct 17, 2020
What Progressives Got Wrong About the Judiciary
Oct 10, 2020
Testing the Election
Oct 03, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee and Boxing Kangaroos
Sep 26, 2020
Quiet Words That Remain
Sep 24, 2020
A Conversation about Conversations with RBG
Sep 21, 2020
An Interview With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep 19, 2020
Bill Barr’s American Carnage
Sep 12, 2020
Dozens of Baby Bush v Gores
Aug 29, 2020
Behind the Scenes of "The Class of RBG"
Aug 15, 2020
An Interview With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Aug 01, 2020
Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG Part Two
Jul 25, 2020
Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG Part One
Jul 21, 2020
Coming Soon
Jul 18, 2020
Roberts vs. Trump
Jul 10, 2020
What’s Left of Roe v. Wade?
Jul 04, 2020
Blockbusters: DACA and Title VII
Jun 20, 2020
Race, Police, and The Law
Jun 06, 2020
Immunity, Impunity, and Justice by the Numbers
May 23, 2020
Big Days for Justice
May 09, 2020
States’ Rights
Apr 25, 2020
Why, Wisconsin?
Apr 11, 2020
Protecting Democracy in a Pandemic
Mar 28, 2020
The Law of Public Health
Mar 14, 2020
Have Progressives Lost the Courts for Good?
Feb 29, 2020
Election Meltdown, Professor Brendan Nyhan
Feb 26, 2020
Election Meltdown, Part 5
Feb 22, 2020
Election Meltdown, Part 4
Feb 15, 2020
Election Meltdown, Part 3
Feb 08, 2020
Election Meltdown, Part 2
Feb 02, 2020
Impeachment's Aftermath
Feb 01, 2020
Election Meltdown, Part 1
Jan 25, 2020
A Trial That's Not A Trial
Jan 18, 2020
What Is Impeachment For?
Jan 07, 2020
Buckle Up, John Roberts
Jan 04, 2020
Divided Realities
Dec 21, 2019
Slate Presents: Lockdown
Dec 18, 2019
Impeaching Other Presidents
Dec 07, 2019
Bonus: A Conversation About Conversations With RBG
Nov 28, 2019
Your Move, Mitch
Nov 23, 2019
Live Bonus: Press Freedom
Nov 16, 2019
A Look at the Original Quid Pro Quo: Emoluments.
Nov 09, 2019
Bonus: Impeachment and the “Spy Stuff”
Oct 29, 2019
The Conservative Legal Resistance
Oct 26, 2019
Impeachment Primer
Oct 12, 2019
Get Ready for the Most Significant Supreme Court Term in a Decade
Oct 05, 2019
How Donald Trump Weaponizes the Law
Sep 28, 2019
The Clerk’s Eye View of Justice John Paul Stevens
Sep 14, 2019
Redefining The Executive Power
Aug 31, 2019
Lawyers, Who Needs 'Em?
Aug 17, 2019
Let's Start with Race
Aug 03, 2019
The End of an Era, and the Cult of the Constitution.
Jul 20, 2019
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Jul 06, 2019
Ready, Set, Gerrymander!
Jun 29, 2019
Trumpcast: An Interview With E. Jean Carroll
Jun 28, 2019
Flowers, Crosses, Clauses and Oaths
Jun 22, 2019
Clarence Thomas Said What?
Jun 08, 2019
“Slouching Toward Gilead”
May 25, 2019
A Judge, on Judging
May 11, 2019
The Fight for LGBTQ Protections Under the Civil Rights Act
Apr 27, 2019
Extra: Redactionist History
Apr 18, 2019
Death Penalty Dust-Ups at the High Court
Apr 13, 2019
Kavanaugh and Kagan Had a Moment
Mar 30, 2019
Lawyers are Tackling our Democracy Problem Via the Take Care Clause
Mar 16, 2019
The Case Regarding the So-Called Emergency
Mar 02, 2019
Parsing the Shadow Docket
Feb 16, 2019
Amicus Presents: The Pre-Crime Unit
Feb 09, 2019
What Did We Learn From The Trans Ban Injunction Decision?
Feb 02, 2019
We’re Back to Where Mueller Began: Counterintelligence
Jan 19, 2019
The Threat of National Emergency
Jan 11, 2019
Chief Justice John Roberts, a Rock, and a Hard Place
Jan 05, 2019
The Incrementalist RBG
Dec 22, 2018
Mapping the Mueller Investigation
Dec 08, 2018
A Hard Line on Acosta’s Hard Pass
Nov 24, 2018
“Taking a Wrecking Ball to Our Constitution”
Nov 10, 2018
SPECIAL: The Deadly Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Nov 03, 2018
Docket Deep Dive and Is It Time to Freak Out About Voting?
Oct 27, 2018
Amicus Presents: Legal Wars
Oct 22, 2018
Due Processing
Oct 13, 2018
Live from Austin
Oct 01, 2018
The Press, The President, and Enemy Construction
Sep 29, 2018
Introducing Slate Day
Sep 24, 2018
SPECIAL: Surviving a School Shooting, From a Teacher's Point of View
Sep 20, 2018
Roe v Kavanaugh
Sep 15, 2018
Back to School Protest Special
Sep 01, 2018
Barbie, Bratz, and Who Owns Your Dreams?
Aug 18, 2018
A Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses
Aug 04, 2018
The Scalia Factor
Jul 21, 2018
The Argument That Could Reclaim the Supreme Court for Democrats
Jul 07, 2018
With Kennedy Gone, What’s on the Chopping Block?
Jun 30, 2018
Voting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, Standing
Jun 23, 2018
Bonus: Live From the ACLU
Jun 13, 2018
Religious Belief, Sincerely Held
Jun 09, 2018
The Impeachment Question
May 26, 2018
The State of the State Attorneys General
May 12, 2018
Travel Ban 3.0 and Rinsing off Religious Animus for SCOTUS
Apr 27, 2018
The Rule of Law and the Ethics of Poking the Bear
Apr 14, 2018
Don’t Call It an Abortion Case
Mar 31, 2018
All The President's Lawyers
Mar 17, 2018
When Did Corporations Become People?
Mar 03, 2018
A Preview of a Union-Busting Case, and RBG’s Greatest Hits Tour
Feb 17, 2018
Immigration: Whose Call Is It Anyway?
Feb 03, 2018
“The Gross Spectacle of a Divided Defense”
Jan 20, 2018
The Right Not to Vote
Jan 06, 2018
#MeToo in the Courts
Dec 23, 2017
Probing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece Cakeshop
Dec 09, 2017
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate | Martha
Nov 28, 2017
Why the Cakeshop Case is So Delicious
Nov 25, 2017
Guns in America and the Travel Ban that Went Unnoticed
Nov 11, 2017
The 25th Amendment, What's That?
Oct 28, 2017
The Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump Era
Oct 14, 2017
The Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling "Momentous"
Sep 30, 2017
Gerrymandering Goes Back to Court
Sep 16, 2017
Breakfast Table Redux
Jun 28, 2017
Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to it.
Jun 10, 2017
Clarence Thomas is Color Blind
May 28, 2017
Animus Amicus
May 13, 2017
The Myth of the Neutral Expert
Apr 29, 2017
Playground of Liberty
Apr 14, 2017
When Prosecutors Keep Mum
Apr 01, 2017
Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing
Mar 25, 2017
Why It’s Worth Opposing Gorsuch
Mar 18, 2017
Never Mind
Mar 04, 2017
General Strike
Feb 18, 2017
"SEE YOU IN COURT"
Feb 11, 2017
Will You Accept This Robe?
Feb 03, 2017
Immunity in High Places
Jan 21, 2017
And Then There Were Eight
Jan 07, 2017
Corruption in the White House
Dec 24, 2016
Where We Draw the Line
Dec 10, 2016
The Specter of Korematsu
Nov 30, 2016
Trump’s Constitution
Nov 12, 2016
Intimidation Nation
Oct 29, 2016
And Now a Word from the White House
Oct 14, 2016
2016 Term Preview
Oct 01, 2016
Notorious RBG
Sep 17, 2016
That's a Wrap
Jul 02, 2016
Goodbye, General!
Jun 25, 2016
What Would Brandeis Do?
Jun 11, 2016
A Bird with a Broken Wing
May 28, 2016
Memory Lane
May 14, 2016
This is Not Corruption
Apr 30, 2016
Contra Obama
Apr 16, 2016
The Case Against the Case Against Confirmation
Apr 02, 2016
The Contraceptive Mandate
Mar 26, 2016
Is the Burden Undue?
Mar 06, 2016
The Contradictions of Antonin Scalia
Feb 20, 2016
Amicus Extra: Antonin Scalia's Death
Feb 15, 2016
The Candidates and the Court
Feb 06, 2016
The Case of the Missing Constitutional Violation
Jan 26, 2016
Labor Pains
Jan 09, 2016
Judging Tribal Courts
Dec 24, 2015
One Person, One Vote
Dec 12, 2015
Color Blind Constitution
Nov 28, 2015
Class Dismissed?
Nov 14, 2015
Strike Zone
Oct 31, 2015
No Second Chances
Oct 17, 2015
The Machinery of Death
Oct 10, 2015
2015 Term Preview
Sep 19, 2015
Sandra and Ruth
Sep 12, 2015
Sock the Vote
Aug 22, 2015
The Term in Review
Jul 04, 2015
Amicus: The Storm Arrives
Jun 27, 2015
The Storm Before the Storm
Jun 20, 2015
A Certain Justice
Jun 13, 2015
The Calm Before the Storm
May 30, 2015
Ready for Her Close-Up
May 16, 2015
Making the Case
May 02, 2015
The Politics of Law
Apr 18, 2015
Marriage Arrives
Apr 11, 2015
Mercury Rising
Mar 28, 2015
Throwing Away the Key
Mar 14, 2015
The Letter of the Law
Feb 28, 2015
Botched Protocols
Feb 07, 2015
Cameras in the Courtroom
Jan 31, 2015
"Thank You," Not "Please"
Jan 24, 2015
The Super Lawyers
Jan 10, 2015
Rapper's Intent
Dec 06, 2014
Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
Nov 22, 2014
Jerusalem Born
Nov 08, 2014
Amicus: Ballot-Box Special
Nov 01, 2014
Amicus: Revenge of the Octogenarians
Oct 25, 2014
Amicus: Let's Salsa with Sotomayor
Oct 18, 2014
Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick
Oct 11, 2014