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

Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, Justice, and the Courts Slate Magazine

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    • 4.9, 39 Ratings

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

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4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

vvmike ,

Great show but could benefit from better objectivity

When covering a case before the courts it is regrettably common for one side (the 'correct' side) to be apportioned all of the coverage.

Almost by definition, cases that make it to the supreme (or a circuit) court are not clear-cut and it does listeners a disservice to not let both sides be adequately represented and not show the full amount of 'gray' in an issue.

As a publication that caters to a 'left-leaning' audience (myself included) I of course realize that Slate, and thus Amicus, will look at issues from a certain perspective. I will even acknowledge that, whether they will admit it or not, a publicaiton does need to reinforce existing beliefs lest the 'base' becomes upset, but I do think Amicus is uniquely situated to be objective, rational and respectful in the coverage of views the staff or listeners may not personally hold.

If the election a year ago taught us anything it is that we (the people) need to encourage the probing of our thoughts and beliefs and feel comfortable enough to ask uncomfortable questions. Amicus is a great show, and I love listening to Dahlia, however, let's please strive to be a bit more willing to think of all sides.

Thanks :)

Sysrq25 ,

So interesting

Really interesting!

Diezdaux ,

Such a good podcast

This podcast makes you feel smart. But you'd better be smart to begin with because law is not easy to digest if you are into the kardashians.

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