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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.
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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.

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The Kavanaugh Allegations

9/18/2018
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Imani and Jess discuss the attempted rape allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and whether they will meaningfully impact his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:21:40

Kavanaugh Day 4: Witness

9/7/2018
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On the final day of the Bretty Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Imani and Jess discuss the witnesses who spoke and what will happen next in the process.

Duration:00:30:59

Kavanaugh Day 3: Exposed

9/6/2018
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Jess and Imani explain the intrigue and events of day three of the Kavanaugh hearings.

Duration:00:18:33

Kavanaugh Day 2: Stolen Emails?

9/5/2018
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Imani and Jess recap the twists, turns, and gotchas of day two (which is still ongoing!) of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:21:22

Kavanaugh Day 1: Changing the Rules

9/4/2018
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Imani and Jess recap and explain the most important takeaways—and most infuriating moments—from day one of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:17:26

What Are Republicans Hiding in Kavanaugh's Documents?

8/23/2018
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Jess and Imani make sense of the Senate battle over the release of hundreds of thousands of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Why have the Democrats threatened to sue, and what might we learn from the mountain of files if they are all released? Find out on Boom! Lawyered.

Duration:00:30:00

Emergency Pod on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

7/9/2018
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Tonight, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. On yet another emergency episode of Boom! Lawyered, Rewire.News legal eagles Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explore Kavanaugh’s history on the bench and what his confirmation could mean for the Court and our rights.

Duration:00:11:21

Who Can Stop Trump's Court Takeover?

7/5/2018
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In the final Boom! Lawyered episode of this Supreme Court term, Imani and Jess sift through the wreckage of the Court's decisions, explore how deep Trump's stacking of other federal courts goes, and discuss the end-game options for progressives who want to turn the tide.

Duration:00:35:43

Emergency Pod #2—Justice Kennedy Is Retiring

6/27/2018
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Boom! Lawyered is back—again—to discuss the implications of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement. WHAT A WEEK.

Duration:00:16:03

Emergency Pod on Muslim Ban and CPC Decisions

6/26/2018
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Today, the Supreme Court gave a thumbs up to Donald Trump's Muslim ban and denied California's right to require factual disclosures by fake abortion clinics. Jess and Imani break down the key takeaways from a decision day that will live in infamy.

Duration:00:22:37

Pardon Me?

5/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:02

Sonia Sotomayor Is an Absolute Boss

4/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:36

The DOJ Is Bullying ACLU Attorneys and It's a Big Deal

4/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:10

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

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:32

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

3/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:32:48

The Racist Ideology Neil Gorsuch Will Use to Break Unions

3/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:15

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

2/15/2018
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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.

Duration:01:09:38

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

2/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:38

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

1/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:39:39

'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is Coming to Life

12/14/2017
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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...

Duration:00:26:11