Imani and Jess confront an extraordinary overreach by the Department of Justice. After failing to prevent immigrant minor Jane Doe from obtaining an abortion to which she's legally entitled, the Department is now asking the Supreme Court to punish the ACLU attorneys who represent her. Why? Because they dared to do their job. Listen to learn what this might mean for those attorneys – and for all of us.
Jessica Mason Pieklo was inside the courtroom as the Supreme Court heard arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra, which will decide whether a clinic can be required to reveal whether they are a licensed reproductive health-care provider or an unlicensed fake clinic. Here, she talks with Imani Gandy about the key arguments, memorable moments, and potential outcomes from the morning's events.
When a pregnant person walks into a clinic, should that clinic be forced to reveal whether they are a licensed reproductive health care provider or an unlicensed fake clinic? Rewire.News legal eagles Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo break down NIFLA v. Becerra, the Supreme Court case that's about to answer that question.
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.
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. Listen and subscribe to learn more.
Jess and Imani talk with Rewire's Jenn Stanley and Sofia Resnick about a new audio documentary that dives deep on Operation Save America, an organization committed to a theocratic vision of America, and the alarming ways their ideology has wormed its a way into state and federal government. Jess and Imani also unpack the key laws involved, including the FACE Act and the concept of "justifiable homicide."
In the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered, 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."
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.