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Boom! Lawyered: Amy Coney Barrett Is Already Out of Line

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday evening. Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo use her first day on the job to take stock of her wildly inappropriate appearance with Trump last night during her swearing-in ceremony, the effectiveness (or lack thereof?) of Senate opposition, and how the mainstream media handled itself during this unprecedented power-grab.

Rewire News Group has been covering Barrett’s nomination and confirmation every step of the way. Check out our full coverage here.

Boom! Lawyered: Amy Coney Barrett Is Confirmed. Does the Law Even Matter Anymore?

It’s official. With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court today, conservatives now have a 6-3 majority and a death-grip on the institution and the law. But as grim as things seem, all is not lost. On this special episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain how Barrett’s appointment will impact our rights immediately and what progressives can do to fight back.

Boom! Lawyered: Amy Coney Barrett Hearings, Day Three—Make Birth Control Illegal Again

After live tweeting today’s proceedings, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy recap the third day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

On Wednesday, Barrett flubbed the basics of the First Amendment, refused to denounce poll taxes, and couldn’t confirm that a right to privacy exists. Oh, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) seemed nostalgic about segregation? Join Jess and Imani as they wade through it all on our final podcast of the week (barring yet another huge surprise!).

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Boom! Lawyered: Amy Coney Barrett Hearings, Day Two—No Notes

After live tweeting today’s proceedings, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy recap the second day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation process.

On Tuesday, she refused to answer a lot of questions but still managed to make some pretty wild statements on health care, the LGBTQ community, and more. How did senators respond to them? And is any kind of meaningful opposition strategy emerging from the Democrats? Find out all of that and more!

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Boom! Lawyered: Amy Coney Barrett Hearings, Day One—None of This Is Normal

After live tweeting today’s proceedings, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy bring you the recap of the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation process.

On Monday, we heard opening statements first from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and then Barrett—and the day was almost too normal. Did Democrats do themselves a disservice by playing along? Did Barrett acknowledge any of the outrageous circumstances of her nomination? And what’s next in the wild week ahead?

Find out all of that and more!

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Boom! Lawyered: Expand the Courts (Without Overthinking It)

As Boom! Lawyered returns for its fifth season, #TeamLegal has come to the inexorable conclusion that it’s time to expand the courts. But is there a non-messy way to do that? How much math has to be involved? And what can be done about the conservative radicalization of the lower courts? Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy dive into all of that and more.

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Boom! Lawyered: The Wild Resume of Amy Coney Barrett

Trump’s newest Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, has challenged marriage equality, opposed abortion rights, misgendered transgender people, and so much more. How likely is she to join the Court? And what’s being done to block her nomination? #TeamLegal experts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo walk you through of that and more on this special episode of Boom! Lawyered.

 

Boom! Lawyered: Tonight, We Lost a Giant. RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Nothing will be the same.

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

Employers who love to wield religious freedom as a cudgel scored a couple big wins at the U.S. Supreme Court today, including a decision allowing employers to meddle with the birth control of their employees based on “conscientious objections.”

On this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain what happened and whether there’s any logic to this expansion of your employer’s power over your health-care decisions.

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

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.

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