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Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick

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A show about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

A show about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

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A show about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.

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English


Episodes

Election Meltdown, Professor Brendan Nyhan

2/26/2020
Brendan Nyhan is a political science professor at Dartmouth College who focuses on misinformation and so-called fake news. His views on how fake news affects election outcomes might surprise you. Try Slate Plus free: slate.com/amicusplus Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:45

Election Meltdown, Part 5

2/22/2020
In the fifth and final part of this special series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined live on stage in Washington by former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, MacArthur fellow Professor Danielle Citron of Boston University law school, director of the ACLU’s voting-rights initiative Dale Ho, and election law professor Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine. Together, they pick themselves up from the rug of despair with a pile of can-do fixes for the stress points...

Duration:01:10:37

Election Meltdown, Part 4

2/15/2020
In the fourth part of this special five-part series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by election law professor Rick Hasen and Professor Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. Together, they try to sort through the rhetoric and the reality of “stolen” elections. Rick Hasen’s new book Election Meltdown forms the basis for this special series of...

Duration:00:53:55

Election Meltdown, Part 3

2/8/2020
In the third part of this special five-part series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by election law professor Rick Hasen to unpack the bag of dirty tricks that may be deployed in 2020’s election, and to examine the debris of the Iowa caucus debacle to find clues to what’s coming. Rick Hasen’s new book Election Meltdown forms the basis for this special series of Amicus. Join Slate for the Election Meltdown live show on Feb. 19 in Washington. Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn...

Duration:00:55:23

Election Meltdown, Part 2

2/2/2020
In the second part of a special five-part series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by election law professor Rick Hasen to take a close look at what happened with Michigan’s failed recounts in 2016, exploring how small mistakes can cause big problems in elections, and why democratic areas seem much more prone to incompetence in election administration. Rick Hasen’s new book Election Meltdown forms the basis for this special series of Amicus. Join Slate for the Election Meltdown live show...

Duration:00:33:12

Impeachment's Aftermath

2/1/2020
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Barbara McQuade, professor of law at the University of Michigan and former U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, to explore the ramifications of the last two weeks in the Senate. Join us for a live show on Feb. 19 in Washington. Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:26

Election Meltdown, Part 1

1/25/2020
Despite winning the Electoral College vote in 2016, President Donald Trump still claimed widespread voter fraud had robbed him of millions of votes. In the first part of a special five-part series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by election law professor Rick Hasen to explore how those claims bolstered voter suppression and now threaten the integrity of the 2020 election. Rick Hasen’s new book Election Meltdown forms the basis for this special series of Amicus. Join Slate for the...

Duration:00:42:07

A Trial That's Not A Trial

1/18/2020
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel during the last three years of the Obama Administration. He also represented the Office of the President in privilege litigation against the Starr Independent Counsel’s Office during the President Clinton Whitewater/Lewinsky investigation. Together, they take a close look at the lawyers surrounding the president, and at the legal strategies in play as the impeachment process moves into its trial phase. Join us for a live show...

Duration:00:51:08

What Is Impeachment For?

1/7/2020
In a conversation taped live at the Aspen Institute, Dahlia Lithwick speaks to former acting solicitor general of the United States Neal Katyal about impeachment, and how he approaches is it as an “extremist centrist.” Katyal’s book, co-written with Sam Koppelman, Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump, is out now. This is a preview of a Slate Plus episode. To hear the episode in full, sign up for Slate Plus. Come see Dahlia Lithwick chatting with Andrew Gillum, Rick Hasen, and other guests...

Duration:00:05:54

Buckle Up, John Roberts

1/4/2020
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Slate’s own Mark Joseph Stern to discuss Chief Justice John Roberts’ New Year’s resolutions on the judiciary, impeachment, and this Supreme Court term. Stern’s book American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives is out now. Podcast produced by Sara Burningham. Stay in touch: amicus@slate.com Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amicuspodcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:33

Divided Realities

12/21/2019
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by three women using their legal experience to advocate for people trying to navigate the ever-changing, labyrinthine process of claiming asylum in the United States. It’s tough work, and they are volunteering in the face of mounting obstacles. Liz Willis and Dennise Moreno are from ASAP , and Kristin Clarens is with Project Adelante. Next, Dahlia talks to Susan Hennessy of Lawfare to understand the intertwined significance of impeachment, the Mueller Report, and...

Duration:01:12:41

Slate Presents: Lockdown

12/18/2019
If you have any school-aged children in your life, you know that lockdown and active shooter drills have become a routine part of their school experience. These drills now take place in 95 percent of American schools. What you’re about to hear is a collaboration between Slate and The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in the United States. It’s an audio project featuring firsthand accounts from kids of all ages about what it’s like to go through these drills. We hear a lot...

Duration:00:24:46

Impeaching Other Presidents

12/7/2019
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Kate Shaw, a professor of law at Cardozo Law School and the co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. They talk about presidential speech, impeachment, and why figuring out what happens next involves taking a close look at what happened in 1868. Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:24

Bonus: A Conversation About Conversations With RBG

11/28/2019
A special bonus live episode from the National Constitution Center. Dahlia Lithwick in conversation with Jeffrey Rosen about his new book Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. Podcast production by Sara Burningham, with thanks to the National Constitution Center. Slate’s Amicus on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amicuspodcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:16

Your Move, Mitch

11/23/2019
Dahlia Lithwick wants to know what’s next in the impeachment process, so she asks Professor Michael Gerhardt, an expert on constitutional law and the relationship between congress and the president. Then, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano takes us through the details of the DACA arguments at the SCOTUS. Napolitano rolled out DACA under President Obama and is now suing the federal government for rescinding it on behalf of thousands of students at the...

Duration:01:08:58

Live Bonus: Press Freedom

11/16/2019
Recorded at the Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Laura Moscoso from the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo in Puerto Rico; Norah Gamez-Torres, who covers Cuba for the Nuevo Herald and the MIami Herald; and Emily Michot from the Miami Herald, who worked with Julie K. Brown to break the Jeffrey Epstein story. This fascinating discussion serves as a timely reminder of the centrality of journalism to the...

Duration:00:02:24

A Look at the Original Quid Pro Quo: Emoluments.

11/9/2019
Dahlia Lithwick calls former prosecutor Mimi Rocah for an answer to a question Amicus listeners often ask. She then asks Sen.Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, if all hope is lost for the federal judiciary. Finally, she revisits emoluments with Deepak Gupta and pulls on threads that extend right into the impeachment investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:05

Bonus: Impeachment and the “Spy Stuff”

10/29/2019
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, to talk about the role of intelligence and counterintelligence in the Mueller probe, the impeachment inquiry, and the damage deep state fever dreams could do to law enforcement and oversight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:55

The Conservative Legal Resistance

10/26/2019
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Stuart Gerson of the conservative legal group Checks and Balances to talk about developments in the border-wall case he helped bring in El Paso, Texas; the view of impeachment from concerned conservatives; and the latest escalation in the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation. Then Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington state (and owner of the most impressive résumé of any guest ever on the show) shares a...

Duration:01:00:43

Impeachment Primer

10/12/2019
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by all-star SCOTUS experts to walk us through this week’s biggest legal and constitutional developments. First, Laurence Tribe answers the questions Amicus listeners have been asking about the next steps in the impeachment process. Next, Pamela Karlan takes us inside the chamber for Tuesday’s oral arguments in a trio of Title VII cases at the high court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:14