#SistersInLaw

#SistersInLaw

Politicon brings the brilliant team of political and legal masterminds together for Politicon's #SistersInLaw. Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins Stohr will pull back the curtain on how our government actually works, take on the corrupt, share their wisdom and give us their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.

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December 3, 2022 80 min
The #SistersInLaw meet to celebrate 100 full episodes and share what you’ve enjoyed and learned from the show.  Then, they examine Donald Trump’s loss in the 11th Circuit Court, the conviction of Stewart Rhodes and other Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy and charges related to the J6 insurrection, and explore the ways the DOJ and the law can be used to combat domestic violent extremism.

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The #SistersInLaw come together to lament the recent mass shootings and look at the ways red flag laws and other legal remedies can make us safer.  They also examine the growing threat of dark money on the SCOTUS and the wider judicial system, followed by a discussion of the role special counsel Jack Smith will play in investigating Trump— with an update on the progress of the growing number of cases against him.

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November 19, 2022 61 min
The #SistersInLaw come together to explain the role of the new DOJ special counsel Jack Smith, and how he might hold Trump to account for document hoarding at Mar-a-Lago and his role in the J6 insurrection.   Then, they celebrate Speaker Pelosi’s legacy of leadership, and explore the latest developments in the abortion wars after Dobbs and recent midterm election referendums on it. 

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November 12, 2022 73 min
The #SistersInLaw come together to analyze the midterm results through the lens of how legal issues, perceptions of election validity, and SCOTUS’ decisions factored in.  Then, they discuss moves by the DOJ impacting the investigations of Trump and the Trump Organization, and break down the issues that will determine the outcome of the class action suit against Twitter by its employees.

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November 5, 2022 83 min
Now that the midterms are only a few days away, the #SistersInLaw meet to break down the legal ramifications of the threats to our voting rights and fair results.  Then, they weigh the affirmative action arguments brought to the SCOTUS out of the UNC and Harvard, before diving into the latest challenges facing Trump and his associates spanning new subpoenas, the efforts of NY A.G. Tish James, and more.

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October 29, 2022 77 min
The #SistersInLaw meet to examine the DOJ’s fight to get J6 witnesses on the record and the threats posed by election challenges filed in advance of the midterms– emphasizing how we can push back!  Then, they lay out the dangers of growing political violence exemplified by the attack on Paul Pelosi, relating it to recent convictions of extremists involved in the Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot and the sovereign citizen movement. 

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October 22, 2022 69 min
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to do a post-mortem on John Durham’s investigation, its failure to get convictions, and how prosecutorial discretion applied.  Then, they present the latest developments in the legal battles of Team Trump, including the sentencing of Steve Bannon, before looking at the failed challenges to student loan forgiveness and the role of standing in our system.

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October 15, 2022 91 min
The #SistersInLaw come together to analyze the legal ramifications the lastest J6 Committee revelations have on Trump’s future and what it means now that he’s been subpoenaed.  Then they delve into the recent news from the Mar-a-Lago seizure, and examine the case of Adnan Syed and what happens when people are wrongfully convicted.  

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October 8, 2022 75 min
The #SistersInLaw convene to preview the new Supreme Court term and look at the impact Ketanji Brown Jackson will have on its decisions.  Then, they discuss the news that investigators have signaled they have enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax and gun violations, and review President Biden’s pardon announcement for Federal marijana possession offenses.

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October 1, 2022 59 min
The #SistersInLaw come together this week to break down important developments in the legal battles to preserve our democracy.  In their conversation, they examine Judge Cannon’s most recent ruling on the Mar-a-Lago investigation and the kick off of the Oath Keeper conspiracy trial.  Then, Barb announces the start of a new book about disinformation’s threat to the rule of law, and discusses how to approach new challenges with the #...
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September 27, 2022 40 min
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September 24, 2022 75 min
The #SistersInLaw are live at TribFest in Austin, Texas!  To kick things off, they lay out NY AG Letitia James’ fraud lawsuit against Trump and the criminal referral of the case to the IRS.  Is this what will finally take him down?  Then, they preview what we can expect during the upcoming Supreme Court term, and share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on careers in law.

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September 17, 2022 61 min
The #SistersInLaw welcome Jill back to analyze Trump’s legal troubles stemming from the MAL seizure, the recent appointment of a special master, and if the DOJ and J6 Committee can team up to take him down.  Then, they examine the legality of the Republican relocation of asylum seekers to Blue states, and how the SCOTUS is undermining LGBTQ rights in the name of religious liberty.

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September 10, 2022 48 min
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to analyze the latest developments related to the Mar-a-Lago seizure, the controversy over appointing a special master, and whether executive privilege is in play.  Then, they look at the information coming out of SDNY attorney Geoffrey Berman’s new book, and the criminal charges facing Steve Bannon after his arrest.  Is there a chance of double jeopardy or is he finally going to pay the price for h...
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September 3, 2022 50 min
The #SistersInLaw assemble this week to break down whether Trump has standing to challenge the Mar-a-Lago seizure and if executive or attorney-client privilege applies.  From there, they dive into recent MAGA-world testimonies about J6 and analyze the factors that go into sentencing those involved– including the longest one to date.  Then, the #Sisters explain the recent 1st Amendment issues in the news.

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August 27, 2022 65 min
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to explain the release of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit and Trump’s many legal risks.  Then, they discuss the initial legal injunction against Idaho’s anti-abortion law and how it and actions by Congress can protect pregnant people’s health, before looking at the successful convictions of two planners behind the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer.

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August 20, 2022 62 min
The #SistersInLaw come together to do an explainer on affidavits and break down the legal battle over the information pertaining to the recent search and seizure at Mar-a-Lago.  Then, they lay out the possible crimes and legal perils faced by Trump’s minions relating to their attempts to overturn the 2020 election, and how Allen Weiselberg’s guilty plea could affect The Trump Organization and the former president.

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August 13, 2022 61 min
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to discuss the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago, Merrick Garland’s decision to address the country, and the procedures involved in the DOJ’s actions.  Then, they look at the claims of evidence planting by Trump and the growing threats of violence from the Right in its aftermath.


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August 5, 2022 61 min
The #SistersInLaw come together to examine the criminal charges and possible federal crimes faced by the police involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing.  Then, they take on the extremely cruel and restrictive abotion laws facing challenge in Idaho, as well as the nuances of the defamation case against Alex Jones for his actions targeting the Sandy Hook families on top of his possible culpability in the J6 insurrection. 

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July 30, 2022 59 min
The #SistersInLaw meet this week to examine the impact of the recent J6 hearings and what we can expect next, while also focusing on the defamation laws that Donald is trying to use to take on CNN and how the standard of actual malice implies.  Then, they discuss the speech that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave in Rome, and how his focus on issues rather than procedures undermines the court.

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