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Boom! Lawyered.

Imani Gandy

Boom! Lawyered: Stop-and-Frisk Edition

Since discussions of stop-and-frisk are back in the news because Donald Trump insists that the practice is going to save cities like Chicago, we thought we'd give you the answers to some practical questions.

Imani Gandy

Boom! Lawyered: Standing Edition

This week we’re going to talk about "standing," which is a term you may be familiar with, especially if you read Justice Clarence Thomas' complaint in his dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

Imani Gandy

Boom! Lawyered: SLAPP Edition

The recent brouhaha over Kanye, Taylor Swift, and the Snapchat heard 'round the world is a perfect way to learn about Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP), which are meritless lawsuits meant to bully a defendant and stifle speech.

Imani Gandy
Jessica Mason Pieklo

Boom! Lawyered: Plurality Opinions Edition

We here at Team Legal are on pins and needles waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the biggest abortion case to hit the Court’s steps in more than a decade. One of our concerns is that we won't get a majority opinion in Whole Woman's Health, but rather be saddled with a plurality opinion.

Boom! Lawyered: Immigration Bond Edition

Imani Gandy

Once a person is detained, their loved ones will usually want to get them released so they don't have to languish in a detention center while their case winds its way through immigration court, which can take months, or even years.

Photo of clinic escort volunteers wearing pink vests standing outside of the Planned Parenthood building in New York City

Some states used a rare loophole to divert family planning funds into the pandemic response, but the cuts were especially deep in Mississippi.

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