Dahlia Lithwick

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Dahlia Lithwick
Dahlia Lithwick giving the keynote speech at the American Association of Law Libraries conference, cropped.
Dahlia Lithwick giving the keynote speech at the American Association of Law Libraries conference, cropped.
Nationality Canada
Occupation writer

Dahlia Lithwick is a Canadian writer and editor who lives in the United States.[citation needed] Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" 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.[citation needed] Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The American Prospect, ELLE, The Ottawa Citizen, and The Washington Post.

She was a regular guest on The Al Franken Show, and has been a guest columnist for the New York Times Op-Ed page. Lithwick, functioning in her role as Slate's legal correspondent, frequently[quantify] provides summaries of and commentary on current United States Supreme Court cases as a guest on National Public Radio's newsmagazine Day to Day, which was co-produced by Slate.com. She received the Online News Association's award for online commentary in 2001.[1]

In 2009, Lithwick wrote an article for Slate titled "I Need a Hero: Seeking a bomb-throwing, passionate, visionary, liberal Scalia for a seat on the Supreme Court." [2][3][4] In the article, she called for President Obama to nominate a person who was "some cross between Rachel Maddow and Emma Goldman," such as Sonia Sotomayor.

Lithwick was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is a Canadian citizen. She moved to the U.S. to study at Yale University, where she received a B.A. in English in 1990. As a student at Yale she debated on the American Parliamentary Debate Association circuit. In 1990 she and her debate partner at the time Austan Goolsbee were runners up for National Debate Team of the Year.

She went on to study law at Stanford University, where she received her J.D. in 1996. She then clerked for Judge Procter Hug on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[1] She is Jewish, and keeps a kosher home.[5]

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  1. ^ a b New York Times Columnist Biography, Dahlia Lithwick
  2. ^ Lithwick, Dahlia (3 February 2009). "I Need a Hero: Seeking a bomb-throwing, passionate, visionary, liberal Scalia for a seat on the Supreme Court.". Slate. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Jones, Ashby (4 February 2009). "Afternoon Scotus Roundup: A Scalia Outburst, Pining for a Liberal Lion". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Patashnik, Josh (1 May 2009). "The Court, Or The People?". The New Republic. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Lithwick, Dahlia (November 12, 2008). "Everything Vibrates". Slate. 

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