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Boom! Lawyered: What a Challenge to ‘Roe’ Will Actually Look Like

Conservative lawmakers are passing total and near-total abortion bans with the explicit hope that they will be used to overturn Roe v. Wade. But how would that work, exactly? In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain the arguments that would fuel a legal challenge to Roe and how a bad decision could then be used to attack state laws protecting abortion rights.

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Pastor David Brooks, Your Sermons Are Growing Stale…

Peter Laarman

The 'trustees of the First Church of American Religion' express concern over the approach of Times columnist David Brooks: You place religious practice and affiliation in the category of palliative resources for those being crushed by the new ruthless economy, whereas the religion usually referred to as prophetic—a form of religion we still regard as indispensable—sees faith as much more than a kind of backstop for those who suffer. 

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[Photo: A collage of head shots. From left to right, Gina Ortiz Jones, Julie Oliver and Marie Newman.]

These candidates are pushing a progressive agenda in the 2020 election cycle after coming up short in the 2018 midterm elections.

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