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Boom! Lawyered

Rewire News Group's Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy

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Every week, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy take you on a wild ride through the latest legal battles in the fight for reproductive justice. On everything from abortion rights to trans discrimination to racial justice, Boom! Lawyered will help you get smart, stay mad, have fun, and fight back. Produced by Rewire News Group.
 
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Jess is joined by Robin Marty, operations director at Alabama West Women's Center, for a deeper look into the landscape of abortion in the South and how the clinic is preparing for a post-Roe world. Resources mentioned in the episode: If You Want to Protect Pregnant People From Arrest, Fund Red-State Clinics The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America …
 
Co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down what’s happened since Politico published the leaked SCOTUS opinion, including which lawmakers have risen to the occasion, and which didn’t. They also chat about how the White House’s response measures up to the gravity of the moment. And they’ll hit on what comes next: which states are poised…
 
There's no sugarcoating it, folks: We're in the bad place. In this emergency episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy bring you everything you need to know after Politico published a draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organizationthat fully reverses Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. …
 
Boom! Lawyered is approaching 1 million downloads, and Jess and Imani have something special planned for loyal subscribers and listeners like you! Keep tuning in this month and be sure you're following us on Twitter. Connecticut just passed the most progressive and pro-abortion law on the books right now—and it's a shining example of what states ca…
 
The case has the potential to completely change the landscape of abortion access as we know it. And only one thing might be certain, as Jess puts it: There's no chance for a win here. Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that Boom! Lawyered is only made possible by the support of listeners like you! If you can, please jo…
 
That's what happened in Texas after the indictment and arrest of Lizelle Herrera for a “self-induced” abortion. While Herrera’s charges were dropped, the case is a grim insight into the criminalization of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes—one that seems to be getting worse. In a new episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani …
 
The Senate voted 53-47 this afternoon to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court! "Aye" votes came from Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney to confirm Jackson, who's the first Black woman, and first public defender, to join the nation's highest court. In this rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts …
 
In a new episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy ask the all-important question: Did we just move on from the fact that Ginni Thomas maybe probably definitely discussed the Big Lie with her husband—a sitting Supreme Court justice—while urging Trump administration officials to not accept the 2020 election results?! A…
 
Join co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy in a special reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered as they discuss the main takeaways from the day three of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing: Republicans are willing to pander to the lowest of the lows, and they're coming for all of our rights. It's pretty dark. But Jess and Imani ar…
 
In this rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down all the good (Mazie Hirono, Cory Booker), the bad (Lindsey Graham), and the ugly (John Cornyn, Josh Hawley) from a marathon day of questioning Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on day two of her confirmation hearing. Be sure to follow Rewire News Gr…
 
It's day one of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing, yet conservatives aren't over the Brett Kavanaugh hearings—which occurred in 2018. We also got peek into all the bad-faith nonsense that they'll bring over the next two days of questioning (we're looking at you, Sens. Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn). Rewire News Group is a nonpro…
 
Conservative lawmakers in Idaho and Missouri are trying to advance bills that would make it a felony to help another person leave the state to get an abortion or gender affirming care. It’s a dangerous escalation in the attacks on reproductive health care, and Jess and Imani are here to walk you through it. Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media or…
 
In this week's episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down the Court's decision to let Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron reanimate the fight to enforce a state law banning the most common form of later abortion. And while this case is about abortion on the surface, it's also about all that's lurking un…
 
To use a Biden-ism, "this is a big fucking deal!" President Joe Biden officially announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court. Once confirmed, she'll be the first Black woman to sit on the highest court of the United States. Jackson would also be the first public defender on the Supreme…
 
President Joe Biden has a chance to make good on his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court—and it should be happening fairly soon! In this week's episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down the top names floating around to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the bench: D.C. Cir…
 
Co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain how when it comes to the legal history of religious liberty in the United States, we've had a long and tumultuous past. And when it comes to religious freedom, it often means white, Christian supremacy. Fun! Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that Boom! Lawyered—esp…
 
You know that scene from The Office where Michael Scott is just shouting “It's happening, it's happening!” That's what's going on right now after news broke that Justice Stephen Breyer plans on retiring. Let’s say that again: Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring. In this emergency episode of Boom! Lawyered co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gand…
 
This weekend we're approaching a big milestone for the abortion-loving community: the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And with that comes an important question to consider: Will this be the last? Who’s to say! (We're not betting on it.) It also means anti-abortion groups are once again preparing to flood the streets of Washington, D.C., for the an…
 
In the final 2021 episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy go off the rails on a truly off-the-rails year at the Court. And they're joined by a special guest! The producer behind the mic—the man we would save in the man-rapture: Marc Faletti. Rewire News Group is a nonprofit media organization, which means that Boom! La…
 
On Friday morning, the Supreme Court issued its decisions in United States v. Texas and Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson. In this special reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down the decisions and explain what they means for abortion access in Texas moving forward. TL;DR: It's a disaster. Rewire News …
 
What was it like getting ready for the biggest abortion case in decades? Jenny Ma, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights who was at the Supreme Court joins hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy for a behind-the-scenes perspective on everything Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Rewire News Group is a nonprofi…
 
It happened—the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the biggest abortion case in decades, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which could be the end of Roe v. Wade as we know it. In this rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy bring you all the legal analysis on the most important and surpris…
 
We talk with one of our favorite writers, The New Yorker's Ariel Levy, about dynastic wealth, how we experience grief, and big surprises in life, including the joys of getting older and having children. Her podcast that chronicles maternity wear icon Liz Lange, of the New York Steinbergs is The Just Enough Family. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
What’s the opposite of an advent calendar? Like, instead of opening a little gift every day leading up to a holiday, you get more bad abortion news while you anxiously wait for the Supreme Court to hear the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade since the decision was passed down in 1973? That’s where we’re at, folks. And as we close in on oral argu…
 
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