Dahlia Lithwick

  • Senior Editor, Slate

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She 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 and was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She received the 2017 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute. Ms. Lithwick has testified before Congress about access to justice in the era of the Roberts Court. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and is a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. Ms. Lithwick earned her BA from Yale University and her JD degree from Stanford University.

 
  

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Dahlia Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes the "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns for the latter. She is also the a contributing editor at Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She 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 and was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.

Ms. Lithwick was a regular guest on The Al Franken Show and has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and is frequently a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. She has also been a guest columnist for the New York Times Op-Ed page. Lithwick, functioning in her role as Slate's legal correspondent, often provides summaries of and commentary on current United States Supreme Court cases as a guest on National Public Radio's news magazine Day to Day, which is co-produced by Slate.com.

She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World (Workman Publishing, 2003), a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Little, Brown & Co., 1992), a book about seven children from Paul Newman's camp who have life-threatening illnesses.

Ms. Lithwick won the National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. Ms. Lithwick was also the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.