Imani Gandy

Senior Legal Analyst

@AngryBlackLady

Imani is a senior legal analyst for Rewire.News, where she covers law and courts and co-hosts Rewire.News’ podcast Boom! Lawyered. Imani also began and continues to write the Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

Imani is a recovering attorney turned award-winning journalist and political blogger. Previously, Imani founded 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 received her JD 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. She has presented at several conferences and panels, including the 2013 Abortion Care Network as the Keynote Speaker; the 2014 Baffler Conference; the 2016 YBCA 100 Summit; the 2016 PPFA 100th Anniversary at the Brooklyn Historical Society; the 2018 SXSW Panel “If Roe Were to Go”; the 2018 plenary for National Abortion Federation’s annual meeting; and the 2018 Affect Conference as the Keynote Speaker. Boom! Lawyered won Podcast of the Year in 2017 from the Population Institute.

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Podcast

Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Official Who May Lead the Attack on Transgender Rights

Imani Gandy & Jessica Mason Pieklo

In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy introduce you to Roger Severino. He runs the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He decorates his office with a Clarence Thomas bobblehead and a crucifix. And he's the person likely to be driving the Trump Administration's reported efforts to eliminate transgender rights.

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Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Awful Person Who Could Take Over the Mueller Investigation

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

Solicitor General Noel Francisco is well-positioned to take over supervision of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resign or be fired. Boom! Lawyered hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explain why everyone should be concerned about this line of succession.

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Boom! Lawyered: Kavanaugh Hearing, Day Three—Exposed

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

Every day this week, Boom! Lawyered hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo will recap and explain the most important takeaways—and most infuriating moments—from the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Listen now for the highlights from day three, and subscribe to make sense of the procedural hurricane as it develops.

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Boom! Lawyered: What Are Republicans Hiding in Kavanaugh’s Documents?

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

Boom! Lawyered is back. The award-winning legal team of Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo is here to make sense of the Senate battle over the release of hundreds of thousands of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Why have the Democrats threatened to sue, and what might we learn from the mountain of files if they are all released? Find out on Boom! Lawyered.

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Boom! Lawyered: Pardon Me?

Imani Gandy & Jessica Mason Pieklo

Can Donald Trump pardon himself? What happens next if he tries? Whose fault is it that the pardon became so powerful? And how did the pardon even come to exist, anyway? Rewire.News legal eagles Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo answer all of these questions and more on the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered.

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