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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.

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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United States

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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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@Rewire_News

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English

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512-657-8752


Episodes

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

Bakers and Bare Breasts Will Determine the Limits of Free Speech

11/30/2017
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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.

Duration:00:25:02

Eggs are Not People and Your Sperm is Not Sacred

11/16/2017
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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.

Duration:00:24:35

How the 14th Amendment Protects Your Freedom to Get Laid

10/19/2017
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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.

Duration:00:25:33

The Government Can Make Me Say WHAT?

10/5/2017
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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.

Duration:00:27:15