Dahlia Lithwick Quotes For Success In Life

Dahlia Lithwick is a Canadian-American lawyer, writer, and journalist. Lithwick is currently a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She primarily writes about law and politics in the United States. These Dahlia Lithwick quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Dahlia Lithwick Quotes

  1. “Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  2. “The fact that the Constitution is sufficiently open-ended to infuriate all Americans almost equally is part of its enduring genius.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  3. “Pulling a crystalline, cogent rule out of the murk of the court’s First Amendment, public forum, and Establishment Clause doctrine is an act of creation too complicated for mere mortals.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  4. “I think particularly on the left, progressives wanted more bombast and more.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  5. “There is no rest stop on the misinformation highway.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

  6. “The First Aphorism of Religion Cases: Only the religious convictions of other people are weird. Yours are perfectly rational.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  7. “I’ve been thinking so much about how grateful I am to cover the court because the constraints of calm and civility are really palpable when you look across the street, and that, you know, I feel like the discourse has become so overheated that, you know, we talk about everything in the exact tone that seems to sort of preclude reason and to preclude the possibility of agreement.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  8. “I want to stay on the subject of marriage equality because this is the part of the show that everybody loves but you hate if you’re the one who has to hear your own voice.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  9. “Never believe in any faith younger than you are.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

  10. “Taking legislative authority away from the federal government doesn’t necessarily mean freer individuals. It might just mean granting vastly more authority to the states–which already have far broader police powers than most of us would care to admit.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  11. “The Framers were no more interested in binding future Americans to a set of divinely inspired commandments than any of us would wish to be bound by them.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  12. “Donald Verrilli has argued 37 cases in five years on behalf of the [Barak] Obama administration. Many of them turned out to be truly landmark cases. He is the seventh-longest-serving solicitor general in American history.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  13. “I think men get nervous when women start counting the number of female senators, and whites become edgy when they hear the next Supreme Court seat will probably go to a Latino. This isn’t always because they object to sharing the spoils, by the way; it just reminds us that the melting pot may not be working, and we haven’t yet achieved the ambiguous national dream of becoming a nation of indistinguishable beige atheists.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  14. “In [Philip] Howard’s view, our reliance on law, lawyers, and lawsuits has turned Americans into fat, neurotic cowards who ‘go through the day looking over their shoulder instead of where they want to go.'” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  15. “Sonia Sotomayor is uniquely and exquisitely sensitive to race issues because she is a Latina.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

  16. “If Americans actually have the conversation about our disastrous prison policies, we’ll understand the trends all move in very dangerous directions: we lock up more people, for less violent crime, at ever greater expense, breeding more dangerous criminals who often come out unemployable, violent and isiolated.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  17. “I just don’t think we think about jurists as rock stars or great thinkers, particularly in the political world.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  18. “The Constitution created a framework, not a Ouija board, precisely because the Framers understood that prospect of a nation ruled for centuries by dead prophets would be the very opposite of freedom.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  19. “Over the past few years, the Supreme Court was six times more likely to accept cases from an elite group of 66 lawyers than it was from more than 99 percent of those who petitioned the court. That’s the finding of a recent Reuters special report called “The Echo Chamber.” It illustrates how almost half the appeals accepted by the court over a nine-year period came from this cadre of elite lawyers–many of whom have personal connections to the nine justices.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  20. “I’m hardly the first person to say that you’ve [Jeffrey Rosen] written a book about a person who has more to say about the current state of being than almost anyone, Louis Brandeis, and yet nobody is talking about Louis Brandeis.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  21. “We don’t care what the framers would have thought of violent video games. Times are changing.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

  22. “On the one hand we want to preserve the integrity of the judicial branch, and we want to talk about judicial independence, and how damaging and dangerous it is when Donald Trump calls out Judge [Gonzalo] Curiel. And at the same time, at the end of the day, judges work for us and we can recall them and we can impeach them.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  23. “Am I right in saying that the locust of this problem is simply that judges in America are half political animals and half oracular demigods?” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  24. “Aaron Persky who is the judge who really I think it’s fair to say there is a mob seeking to recall him because of what’s perceived as a too-lenient sentence in a sexual assault case.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  25. “Even Merrick Garland can’t get up and give a press conference in which he says, “Give me a damn vote.” We just hear silence.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  26. “Judge [Gonzalo] Curiel has not said anything, and in fact, cannot say anything. But I would even broaden it out to, you know, judges who are victims of attack ads in say state Supreme Court elections can’t talk back. Judges are really barred from commenting on this kind of huge public hue and cry.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  27. “What’s doubly, possibly triply weird about the [Donald] Trump claim is that I said something really hateful and offended an entire class of people, and in a case that actually has nothing to do with race he should still be conflicted out.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  28. “What’s exquisitely weird about the Donald Trump/Judge [Gonzalo] Curiel formulation is that this isn’t even a case about race.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  29. “The criticism from the other side of [race] debate – and these are not necessarily I think defenders of [Donald] Trump, but they’re certainly quick to say, you know, if you’re going to live by the race card, you die by the race card.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  30. “Thurgood Marshall was uniquely able to understand and comprehend what it meant to grow up in the Jim Crow south.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  31. “A lot of conservative writers have twisted that argument in the conversation around Judge [Gonzalo] Curiel and said this is identity politics as played by liberals. And that I think what they’re trying to say is that progressives are the first to say.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  32. “There can be no difference between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples anywhere in the USA.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

  33. “For the most part, much of the legal world’s attention has been focused on Donald Trump and his attacks on Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge who is currently presiding over the Trump University fraud cases in California. Trump somehow managed to offend surprising numbers of establishment Republicans.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  34. “On a court full of great writers, I shouldn’t say full of – there have been some bad writers on the court over the years.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  35. “One of the things that drives me batty is people who think they’re court watchers, who say, “Oh, Clarence Thomas. You know, his clerks do all the work for him. You know, he doesn’t deserve to be there, and has never done anything.”” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  36. “There’s such a kind of complicated line between politics and the law and we don’t sit around and say, hey, you know, what would Oliver Wendell Holmes have had to say to this.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick
  37. “I wonder if there’s just a sense that we have nothing to learn from any Supreme Court justice, including the great Chief Justice John Marshall.” ~ Dahlia Lithwick

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