We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Learn More

Boom! Lawyered-logo

Boom! Lawyered

Politics >

Boom! Lawyered, a fun and entertaining breakdown of complex legal issues for regular folks who want to know what's happening at the Supreme Court and elsewhere.

Boom! Lawyered, a fun and entertaining breakdown of complex legal issues for regular folks who want to know what's happening at the Supreme Court and elsewhere.
More Information


United States


Boom! Lawyered, a fun and entertaining breakdown of complex legal issues for regular folks who want to know what's happening at the Supreme Court and elsewhere.








Pardon Me?

Can Donald Trump pardon himself? What happens next if he tries? Whose fault is it that the pardon became so powerful? And how did the pardon even come to exist, anyway? Imani and Jess answer all of these questions and more on the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered.


Sonia Sotomayor Is an Absolute Boss

When it comes to favorites on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a lot of love. And it’s deserved! But in the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, Rewire.News legal experts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain why someone else is deserving of the same (possibly even more?) love: Justice Sonia Sotomayor.


The Department of Justice Is Bullying ACLU Attorneys and It's a Big Deal

Imani and Jess confront an extraordinary overreach by the Department of Justice. After failing to prevent immigrant minor Jane Doe from obtaining an abortion to which she's legally entitled, the Department is now asking the Supreme Court to punish the ACLU attorneys who represent her. Why? Because they dared to do their job. Listen to learn what this might mean for those attorneys – and for all of us.


BREAKING: Today's SCOTUS Arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra

Jess was inside the courtroom this morning as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra, which will decide whether a clinic can be required to reveal whether they are a licensed reproductive health-care provider or an unlicensed fake clinic. She talks with Imani about the key arguments, memorable moments, and potential outcomes from the morning's events.


Does the First Amendment Allow CPCs to Lie to Pregnant People?

When a pregnant person walks into a clinic, should that clinic be forced to reveal whether they are a licensed reproductive health care provider or an unlicensed fake clinic? Imani and Jess break down NIFLA v. Becerra, the Supreme Court case that's about to answer that question.


The Racist Ideology Neil Gorsuch Will Use to Break Unions

Imani and Jess discuss a Supreme Court case that could spell the end of public sector unions as we know them. Who is bringing this case and what do they hope to achieve? Which justice could be the one to swing the wrecking ball? And why do conservatives always talk about the "right to work" when trying to end unionization? Answers to those questions and more await you on Boom! Lawyered.


Pregnant and Going to the Doctor? You Might End Up in Jail

Jess and Imani explain the laws and policies that pipeline pregnant people into the criminal justice system. Then they speak with the reproductive justice advocates at the SIA Legal Team about their important work on behalf of people who self-induce abortions.


Every Terrible Anti-Choice Bill Coming to a State Near You

Jess and Imani delve into the laundry list of state abortion restrictions already introduced in 2018. Spoiler alert: not only are anti-choice legislators drafting many different kinds of restrictions, they are also employing new legal strategies to try and undo Roe v. Wade one bad bill at a time.


Hello! It's 2018 and Your Right to Vote Has Been Canceled

Jess and Imani explain which states are trying to prevent you from voting, why the Department of Justice went from helping to hurting, and how this all might play out in the courts in 2018.


'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is Coming to Life

In this episode, Jess and Imani talk with Rewire's Jenn Stanley and Sofia Resnick about their new audio documentary, "Marching Toward Gilead: The Rise of American Theocracy." This two-part documentary dives deep on Operation Save America (OSA), an organization committed to a theocratic vision of America, and reveals the alarming ways OSA’s fundamentalist far-right ideology has wormed its way into state and federal government. Jess and Imani also unpack the key laws involved, including the...


Bakers and Bare Breasts Will Determine the Limits of Free Speech

Jess and Imani discuss protected speech, expressive conduct, going topless as protest speech, and whether or not you can refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple and call it "free speech." They also explain the convoluted process by which cases make it to the U.S. Supreme Court and read the latest listener reviews.


Eggs are Not People and Your Sperm is Not Sacred

Jess and Imani dive into the laws that define the concept of a person and how Congress and President Donald Trump are trying to sneak the anti-choice concept of "personhood" into everything from the Supreme Court to the latest tax legislation.


How the 14th Amendment Protects Your Freedom to Get Laid

Jess and Imani discuss how a few key clauses in the Constitution are being deployed in new lawsuits to fend off the latest attacks on sexual rights and the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Plus, Satanists fight for abortion rights in Missouri and Imani reads the latest listener reviews.


The Government Can Make Me Say WHAT?

Whether you're a doctor in a private room with a patient or a football player kneeling during the national anthem, legal precedents defining your speech rights are being debated and established all the way up to the Supreme Court. Boom! Lawyered will help you make sense of it all.


Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads