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Politicon brings the brilliant team of political and legal masterminds together for Politicon's #SistersInLaw. Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins will pull back the curtain on how our government actually works, take on the corrupt, share their wisdom and give us their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.

Politicon brings the brilliant team of political and legal masterminds together for Politicon's #SistersInLaw. Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins will pull back the curtain on how our government actually works, take on the corrupt, share their wisdom and give us their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.

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Politicon brings the brilliant team of political and legal masterminds together for Politicon's #SistersInLaw. Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins will pull back the curtain on how our government actually works, take on the corrupt, share their wisdom and give us their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.

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@politicon

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English

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Episodes

76: Mishigas

5/21/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to look at encouraging developments from the DOJ on the prosecution of 1/6 insurrectionists, including their analysis of thousands of transcripts to track down those involved based on the crimes. They also discuss the Buffalo shooter, the pernicious effects of The Great Replacement Theory, and how to fight back against extremism, then break down the many collateral effects of the leaked Dobbs decision. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released...

Duration:01:25:46

75: Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Jill Wine-Banks & Victor Shi - introducing iGen Politics Podcast

5/17/2022
Jill and Victor are joined by Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on the politics and history of strongmen and authoritarians from Mussolini through Trump and Putin. They discuss how these leaders play to toxic hypermasculinity, and use grievance politics, propaganda, and kompromat to take power and maintain control. She also emphasizes the need for prosecution and justice, then explains what happens when they fall. Get More From Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Twitter | NYU | Website |...

Duration:00:53:11

74: Imagine the TV ratings

5/14/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene to answer your questions about the Supreme Court and the leaked Dobbs decision, and dive into the perils and legality of redistricting by DeSantis in Florida and in other places throughout the country. Then, they lay out the latest developments on the subpoenas of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy along with other GOP members, and what the 1/6 committee needs to accomplish. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and...

Duration:01:15:02

73: DEBUGGER / DEFENDING DEMOCRACY FROM BIG TECH

5/10/2022
Big Tech makes big decisions over our lives: What products we see, how we feel about world events, what to censor — to some degree, even what medical decisions we make. Yet who controls Big Tech? The firms are so powerful and rich they really act as judge and jury now. Increasingly, they are accountable to no one. “Defending Democracy (and us!) from Big Tech” is a 3-episode docu-series from the Debugger Podcast exploring the depths of the problem...and the potential for solutions. Link to...

Duration:00:06:09

72: SCOTUS Rulings

5/7/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to lay out the future of abortion rights after the Supreme Court’s leak of the disasterous Dobbs draft opinion, how it threatens our other unenumerated rights, and the problems with textualism and originalism. Then, they share how to take action, and discuss the unanimous ruling on what flags can fly over Boston’s city hall with a primer on the Lemon Test. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support...

Duration:01:11:58

71: The Stench: emergency episode

5/2/2022
The #SistersInLaw get together for an emergency session to discuss the leak that Roe V. Wade will get overturned by the Supreme Court. During it, they look at the role of stare decisis, and lay out the dangers of textualism and the extremism of the court’s conservative justices. The ruling will be a giant step back for our rights and the Constitution, but as a silver lining, could it change the game going into the midterms? Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically...

Duration:00:20:57

70: 1/6 Evidence, Perjury & The Praying Coach

4/30/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene to analyze the latest evidence about the 1/6 insurrection coming from recent books, and the need for the DOJ to keep building their case and stay the course. They also give a primer on what it takes to get a perjury conviction, and lay out how the 1st Amendment relates to the case of a praying high school football coach awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the...

Duration:01:15:37

69: Will Be Wild

4/28/2022
From critically acclaimed podcast studios Pineapple Street and Wondery comes a new 8-part series called Will Be Wild that shines a light on the human stories left out of the headlines. It goes deep into the lives of people who took part in that day. People who saw it coming. And people who fear that January 6th was just the beginning of something, not the end. Follow Will Be Wild wherever you get your podcasts, or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing...

Duration:00:06:20

68: Working from home or living at work

4/23/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to lay out the perils of textualism, and the issues of jurisdiction and experience that apply to the mask mandate strike down by a Federal Judge. Then, they analyze the legal possibilities of kicking insurrectionists like MTG off the ‘22 ballot for their actions, and weigh the pros and cons of abandoning the 9-5 work day as the nation begins returning to the office. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more,...

Duration:01:15:33

67: Kushner, Musk and another police shootings

4/16/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene this week to look at the nepotistic dealings of Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia, and how bribery statutes and the emoluments clause might apply. They also discuss how free speech relates to tenure when professors talk hate and Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter, then cover the shooting by police during a traffic stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the #SistersInLaw by...

Duration:01:13:50

66: Shadow Dockets, Subpoenas & Disney

4/9/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to celebrate KBJ’s confirmation to the court and how it might change SCOTUS dynamics, including the standing concerns over the Supreme Court’s shadow docket. Then, they look at the potential for the 1/6 committee to enforce its subpoenas, the requirements necessary for contempt, and whether Governor Desantis has any chance in his legal battles with Disney. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support...

Duration:00:59:03

65: Keep On, Keeping On

4/2/2022
The #SistersInLaw come together to look at the significance of Trump’s missing call logs from the day of the insurrection and the status of the prosecutions relating to that day’s events. Then, they detail the latest news from the trial of those who plotted to kidnap Governor Whitmer of Michigan, and dive into the Supreme Court’s decision and dissent concerning the vaccine mandate for Navy SEALs. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more,...

Duration:01:02:14

64: The Confirmation Hearing of Ketanji Brown Jackson

3/26/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to dive into the Supreme Court nomination process and Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings. They review her stellar credentials, take on the Republicans who politicized the hearings, and celebrate the importance of diversity on the court. Then, the #Sisters look at how the process has gone historically and the changes needed to fix the rancor and polarization that now characterize the battle over court appointments. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For...

Duration:01:20:23

63: Shocked To Find Gambling In Casablanca

3/19/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene to break down the international and domestic legal issues surrounding the war in Ukraine, then share their views on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and how that and related legislation impacts the LGBTQ+ community. They also analyze the actions of Gini and Clarence Thomas, and how they relate to judicial ethics– particularly regarding the Supreme Court. Is impeachment the only answer? Or are there other ways Congress can hold rogue justices accountable? Get...

Duration:01:20:24

62: Insurrection Indictments, Bill Barr & Abortion Law

3/12/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to look at a recent dismissal of obstruction of Congress charges stemming from last year’s insurrection and give an update on other prominent indictments. Then, they shut down former AG Bill Barr’s failing attempts at rehabilitation while on his book tour, and break down the constitutionality of the anti-abortion law recently proposed in Missouri. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the...

Duration:00:58:27

61: Godspeed Mr. Eastman

3/5/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene this week to break down the recent developments in the prosecution of those who participated in and contributed to the insurrection of 1/6, including John Eastman and the first plea to seditious conspiracy. Then, they discuss the interview with the jury foreperson from the trial of Arbery’s murderers and weigh the police killing of Breonna Taylor, before looking at the DOJ special teams handling international sanctions against Russia. Get #SistersInLaw...

Duration:01:09:34

60: Ketanji Brown Jackson for SCOTUS

2/26/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to share their legal heroes and celebrate the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Then, they look at the resignation of the prosecutors targeting Trump in New York and what it might mean, before examining the recent order by the Governor of Texas that treatment of transgender children be treated as child abuse. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the #SistersInLaw by...

Duration:01:17:14

59: Trump - Bless His Heart

2/19/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to examine the judge’s dismissal of Sarah Palin’s defamation case against the New York Times and whether it’s truly dead. Then, they break down what Donald Trump will face after being ordered to sit for a deposition in his civil fraud investigation, and explain the recent motion filed by John Durham with allegations against Hillary Clinton. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the #SistersInLaw...

Duration:01:15:13

58: Flushing The Docs

2/12/2022
The #SistersInLaw convene this week to explain the involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of the recent Michigan school shooter. Then, they discuss possible criminal charges against former President Trump for his handing (and possible flushing!) of top secret documents, and examine the federal hate crimes prosecution of Arbery’s killers and why it isn’t double jeopardy. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the...

Duration:01:09:01

57: NFL v. Flores, Election Interference & Vindman’s Lawsuit

2/5/2022
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to explain the NFL vs Flores case, the ‘but for’ requirement in discrimination cases, and to emphasize the value of diversity across all levels of an organization. Then, they look at the latest developments in holding Donald accountable for his attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, and Alexander Vindman’s lawsuit against members of his team. Get #SistersInLaw Merch For our just released ethically sourced clothes, pins and more, support the...

Duration:01:16:25