Boom! Lawyered: This New Challenge to ‘Roe’ Might Be the Most Dangerous Yet

Shameless Tennessee lawmakers are trying to redefine fetal viability in a way that makes no medical sense and is also designed to attack Roe v. Wade directly. In this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy explain what makes this bill a dangerous escalation in the decades-long crusade to overturn Roe.


Boom! Lawyered: Trump Judge Approves Manslaughter Charges for Pregnancy Loss

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

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.


Photos: Sanctuary Fundraising Dinner

Rewire.News Staff

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 […]

[Photo: An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detains an individual and put them in a van.]


Boom! Lawyered: There Are Concentration Camps for Kids at the Border. Is Any of This Legal?

Jessica Mason Pieklo & Imani Gandy

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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