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Imani Gandy

Senior Legal Analyst

Imani is a recovering attorney turned political blogger, journalist, and women’s rights activist. She is the founder of Angry Black Lady Chronicles, winner of the 2010 Black Weblog Award for Blog to Watch, and the 2012 Black Weblog Award for Best Political Blog. She is currently co-host of This Week in Blackness Prime. Her work has been featured at The Grio.com, AlterNet, and she appears regularly on a variety of progressive radio shows and podcasts. She received her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 2001, where she was a Hardy Cross Dillard scholar and an Editorial Board member of the University of Virginia Law Review.


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Roundups Law and Policy

Gavel Drop: Post-Election Fights Over LGBTQ Rights Heat Back Up

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

A challenge to North Carolina's HB 2 is put on hold while court watchers wait to see any moves from the U.S. Supreme Court on another transgender "bathroom bill" case. And in Indiana, conservative groups are taking aim at local ordinances protecting LGBTQ rights. Meanwhile, an Indiana claims a religious right to not play taxes, but doesn't say what his religion is.

Imani Gandy
Imani Gandy

Commentary Politics

Mike Pence Has an Email Transparency Problem

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the guy who is going to be vice president, will head to court on Monday to continue battling public disclosure of a document attached to an email that he received two years ago, thus solidifying the loathsome "email" as this nation's most boring conversation piece.

Imani Gandy
Imani Gandy

Commentary Law and Policy

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.

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