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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 Presents: Amicus Podcast Live — End of Affirmative Action

Saturday May 6

Join host Dahlia Lithwick for an always-timely show about the law, the Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America, and impending rules that could soon upend America's affirmative action laws. 

Featuring: Dahlia Lithwick
Equity track presented by Waldron

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.