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Boom! Lawyered.


Imani Gandy
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
Imani Gandy
Jessica Mason Pieklo
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.

Boom! Lawyered: Consent Decree Edition

Imani Gandy

Maybe you've heard what's going on in Ferguson and, amid all the failures of those in power there, you're confused. You've heard the term "consent decree" bandied about, but you don't know what it means.

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Because abortion is deemed a difficult or tough topic for adults, it's critical for kids to have age-appropriate ways of understanding it.

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