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Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Editor, Legal Correspondent and Host of Amicus podcast

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Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and the host of the podcast Amicus. She is also the author of the bestselling book Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America. She writes Supreme Court Dispatches and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues for Slate. Before joining Slate as a freelancer in 1999, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, Elle, The Ottawa Citizen, and The Washington Post. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book. She is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.

Scheduled Appearances

Slate live podcast taping! "Amicus"

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 11:30am

Join host Dahlia Lithwick for a timely show about the law and the Supreme Court justices. She will be joined by Brennan Center president Michael Waldman to hear his perspective on the most consequential Supreme Court term in decades, their recent decisions and what to expect in June. He argues that the Court overreached, a move that will likely provoke sharp and lasting controversy and backlash.

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Michael Waldman
Featuring: Dahlia Lithwick, Michael Waldman

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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