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Dahlia Lithwick is a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She is also a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places. She is host of Amicus, Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court.

In 2018 Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. Lithwick won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October of 2018.

Lithwick earned her BA in English from Yale University and her JD degree from Stanford University. She is currently working on a new book, Lady Justice, for Penguin Press.

Jul 15, 2024

Exploring what it means for Jews to be American and investigating the nature of our civic obligations to others.

Dahlia Lithwick


Apr 12, 2024

Dahlia Lithwick and Masua Sagiv on why we shouldn't see October 7th victim Shani Louk like this.

Aug 7, 2023

What makes American Jewish life so complex isn't far off from Israel's own fraught existence.

Jun 23, 2022

Dahlia Lithwick, Micah Schwartzman

The Supreme Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.

Aug 24, 2021

Our interconnected digital world means that everything everyone else does can always be construed as being wholly about us.

May 21, 2021

That there is a place where the two sides can listen to one another feels both like a miracle of modern technology and also an ancient, nearly lost art.

Jan 15, 2021

Questions of religious liberty reflect an ever increasing partisanship within the Jewish community. What steps can we take to address this challenge?

Sep 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 87 years old when she passed away. If you were keeping cosmic score, it was the Jewish New Year and a day for hope and new beginnings.

Sep 3, 2020

What does it mean to be “from somewhere?”

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics