RJ Court Watch
By RH Reality Check
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RJ Court Watch is a legal podcast hosted by Senior Legal Analysts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy. The podcast features interviews and commentary on the many legal challenges to reproductive rights and justice in this country from leading scholars and lawyers in the field, taking often complicated legal issues and breaking them down for the non-lawyer audience.
||RJ Court Watch Podcast: The Real Agenda Behind ‘Religious Liberty’ Bills||Professor and Pulitzer-nominated author Marci Hamilton joins RJ Court Watch to talk about the explosion of so-called religious liberty bills in the states, and what they could mean as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality.||3/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: Indiana Convicts Its First Pregnant Person of ‘Feticide’||The Purvi Patel prosecution shines a light on the terrifying conclusion to anti-abortion rhetoric that criminalizes pregnancy outcomes and pits the pregnant person against her fetus.||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: Why Loretta Lynch Is the Right Nominee for Attorney General||Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo talk with political analyst Zerlina Maxwell about the nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general.||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: The Fight for Voting Rights and Abortion Access in Texas||In the opening month of its term, the Supreme Court issued emergency orders on voting rights and abortion access in Texas. Rewire's Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the overlap right now in the fight for reproductive and voting rights in the wake of t.||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: Little Sisters of the Poor and the Politics of the Birth Control Lawsuits||In this episode of RJ Court Watch, we talk to Brigitte Amiri, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, about the politics of the Little Sisters of the Poor crusade against the birth control benefit.||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: Searching for Justice in Ferguson||Pamela Merritt joins us to talk about the killing of Michael Brown and police violence as a reproductive justice issue.||9/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: After ‘Hobby Lobby,’ What’s Next?||The Roberts Court ruled in favor of corporate religious rights in Hobby Lobby. Does this mark the end to some of this fight?||8/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: The State of Marriage Equality One Year After ‘United States v. Windsor’||June marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that required the federal government recognize same-sex marriages. How much longer until marriage equality is a reality nationwide?||6/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: Can a Reproductive Justice Framework Help Turn North Carolina Blue?||In this episode, RJ Court Watch hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss signs of hope and an emerging reproductive justice framework to respond to the relentless attacks on individual rights on everything from abortion access to voting in No||4/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||RJ Court Watch: What’s at Stake in the Contraception Cases Before SCOTUS?||In this episode, RJ Court Watch hosts Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialty cases challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act and unpack the legal and political arguments before t||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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