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Jessica Mason Pieklo

Senior Vice President, Executive Editor


Jessica Mason Pieklo is a Senior Vice President and Executive Editor. She is also the co-host of the Rewire News Group podcast Boom! Lawyered.

Jessica has over a decade of experience as a former litigator, and taught law for four years before transitioning to journalism. She was part of the SCOTUSblog symposium on abortion rights following Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and won the Excellence in Online Journalism award in 2018 from the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has participated in numerous panels including at NYU Law School; University of Arkansas; University of Colorado; University of Utah, among others. Boom! Lawyered won Podcast of the Year in 2017 from the Population Institute.

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Boom! Lawyered: Rapid Reaction — A Good Day for Theocracy at SCOTUS

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

Employers who love to wield religious freedom as a cudgel scored a couple big wins at the Supreme Court today, including a decision allowing employers to meddle with the birth control of their employees based on "conscientious objections." Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explained what happened and whether there's any logic to this expansion of your employer's power over your health care decisions.


Boom! Lawyered: What It’s Like to Argue—and Win—at the Supreme Court

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

Julie Rikelman of the Center for Reproductive Rights did the unthinkable in 2020: as the lead attorney representing June Medical in June Medical Services v. Russo, she convinced Chief Justice John Roberts to sign onto a decision protecting abortion rights! She joins Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy to discuss what it's like to argue before the Supreme Court, to try and get some sleep the night before, and to call your client to deliver news of the win.

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the Supreme Court.


Boom! Lawyered: Rapid Reaction — Supreme Court Protects DREAMers

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

For the second time in a week, the Supreme Court came down on the side of justice! On Thursday morning, it blocked the Trump administration's efforts to rescind DACA in a 5-4 decision. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain the decision, how Justice Sotomayor added an extra dollop of truth, and whether Trump has any hope of finding a workaround.

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