Recently, the ultra-conservative 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Native woman from Sisseton, South Dakota. That charge is based on allegations that she ingested illegal drugs while pregnant, resulting in the death of her newborn. Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain why this decision is an alarming escalation of the anti-choice efforts to establish fetal personhood and punish people for their pregnancy outcomes.
It's no secret that Rewire.News legal eagles Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo are as close as they are smart. But what secrets have they kept from each other? And what secrets have they kept from us? All is revealed on this episode of Boom! Lawyered.
In March, Rewire.News immigration reporter Tina Vasquez visited the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia to witness Clive and Oneita Thompson and Suyapa Reyes prepare for their monthly fundraising dinner, the proceeds of which help them cover their monthly expenses while taking sanctuary at the church to avoid deportation. Vasquez was joined by […]
SisterSong v. Kemp may be the first major lawsuit centering the reality that attacks on access to abortion care disproportionately harm communities of color. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo explain the case and how it could introduce the concept of reproductive justice to the Supreme Court.
Last week, a Department of Justice lawyer stunned the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when she argued that it is “safe and sanitary” to confine immigrant children for indefinite periods of time without basic needs like soap or toothbrushes. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain the legal framework meant to protect these children and how the Trump administration intends to dismantle it.
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