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Executive Editor, SVP @RewireNewsGroup. Co-host of Boom! Lawyered podcast. SCOTUS nerd. I also write books. She/her
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Jul 7 5 tweets 1 min read
Honestly if you’re a white person who says they’re committed to racial justice and you’re in good standing with most your family I have *questions* for you and they are definitely pointed Full disclosure I’m in contact with exactly three members of my birth and extended family for this specific reason
May 26 4 tweets 1 min read
Okay so some moments of joy from today’s graduation. In her speech Olive gave a special shout out on behalf of her for her older brother to the gym teacher who really did not like him. Because. She’s Italian 😂💥 She also declared this was the year she leaves the drama behind.

May 26 10 tweets 2 min read
God today was hard. Like. I’ve been in progressive journalism for over 10 years and have covered a lot of shitty things that impact me and my family personally. But going to Olive’s elementary school graduation today hit different than even I was braced for The day started with her older brother in angry tears that he didn’t move his chemistry final so he could be at her ceremony because….what if. And then it moved to alerts about additional police at all the schools because…threats
Mar 22 164 tweets 15 min read
Ketanji Brown Jackson Day Two coverage starts now!

Sen. Durbin starts by saying everyone can keep it short and snappy and that would be fine too Durbin, as the ranking member kicks off the questioning by asking Judge Jackson about her judicial philosophy.
Mar 21 101 tweets 9 min read
Okay folks here we go! Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing should be starting any minute now. You can follow the proceedings here in addition to my tweets. @AngryBlackLady is tweeting over at @RewireNewsGroup

ITS GONNA BE A WEEK… Sen. Durbin calls the committee to order and begins the proceedings. THIS IS HISTORY

Also it's going to be a lot of Senators speaking soooo... be prepared.
Mar 21 4 tweets 1 min read
Well y’all knew it was only a matter of time before there was a second puppy in this house. Twitter, meet Newt’s new bff Pistachio aka Stach for short

She’s a heeler mix and an absolute unit of a pup and already fully a part of our pack ❤️ Newtie and Stach are already the best puppy detective team this side of the Mississippi
Mar 3 13 tweets 2 min read
My extended family was full of John Birchers who are also the cultural origins of ‘white voters at diners’ genre Anytime you see a journalist interviewing some rando white at a diner do yourself a favor and Google ‘John Birch Society’ it’ll help I promise
Mar 1 4 tweets 1 min read
This framing is not just lazy it’s carrying water for two women who absolutely bear the responsibility of their SCOTUS votes that put Roe at the risk it is. For what? Lol feminism tells me it’s Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins to the rescue 🤡🤡🤡🤡
Dec 1, 2021 97 tweets 10 min read
Okay here we go, folks. Tune in here.

God save the United States and this honorable* Court indeed #DobbsvJackson Roe v Wade and PP v Casey "haunts our country" Mississippi SG Scott Stewart starts his argument
Nov 1, 2021 115 tweets 15 min read
Okay here we go folks

God Save the United States and this Court indeed Roberts kicks off the mornings events by congratulating Justice Thomas on thirty years on the Court
Nov 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read

I will be live tweeting this mornings arguments, as will @AngryBlackLady over at @RewireNewsGroup… The Court will hear arguments in two cases today, one brought by providers and one brought by the Biden Administration. Arguments start at 10 am ET and 11am-ish ET so you can bet your butts @AngryBlackLady will have plenty to say on Boom!Lawyered later today
Sep 8, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Sooooo…. did you hear the news? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters this week that there’s no reason to worry about the lack of a rape exception in Texas’ #SB8 because Texas was going to “eliminate rape.”

I have some thoughts here. First of all, as others have pointed out, there’s no way to “eliminate rape.” Rapes go unreported. There are no pre-cogs available to enable Minority Report-style reporting for first-time rapists. It’s all bad faith nonsense.
Sep 2, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
Okay what just happened at SCOTUS? Well for starters they let the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, a law that bans abortion at about 6 weeks pregnancy, take effect without a single court hearing arguments on its constitutionality. THAT IS SO BAD. I CANNOT STRESS JUST HOW BAD THIS IS.
Sep 1, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
Well, it happened. The Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade tonight for folks in Texas under cover of darkness That’s right! The biggest abortion rights news in 50 years happened in the shadows Instead of issuing a ruling blocking Texas’ 6-week abortion ban from taking effect, the Court did nothing. But in this case, doing nothing is actually doing EVERYTHING. Because by doing nothing, the justices said Roe is no longer good law.
Sep 1, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Okay folks waiting on SCOTUS how are we doing? Here's what I can say right now. We're in unchartered waters for abortion access no matter what unfolds in the next hour
Aug 30, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
Do you feel like there is SO MUCH ABORTION NEWS happening today? That’s because there is.

First is the fight over a 6 week abortion ban in Texas. That’s the one that creates “abortion enforcers” and offers a bounty on patients, providers, and others who help. Today advocates filed an emergency petition asking the Supreme Court to step in. Later today Justice Alito told the defendants in that case they could respond to that request by 5 pm tomorrow.

That’s about 8 hours before the ban is set to take effect.
Jan 20, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
There is going to be a lot of talk about the Biden-Harris Executive Orders dropping today and I am HERE FOR IT including the protections against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. THIS ONE IS A BIG DEAL HERE IS WHY Remember in June when SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch momentarily became a progressive folk hero for his role in authoring the Court's decision that said employers couldn't fire you for being gay or trans? Here's a refresher…
Jan 7, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
One of the least surprising bits from yesterday's nazi parade and storm on the Capitol were the presence of so many well-known anti-choice protesters and activists At @RewireNewsGroup we've covered the intersection of fascism and anti-choice politics for a long time now!…
Nov 10, 2020 72 tweets 8 min read
God save the United States and this honorable Court. Arguments in the ACA case are about to begin… California Solicitor General is up to start and makes the very cogent argument that the ACA cannot be struck down simply because of Republican shenanigans

Roberts first question is on standing and whether not getting insurance is a violation of the ACA
Nov 8, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
I’m gonna actually sleep for the first time in four years and everyone in this house can feel it There are exactly zero words printed about the partners and children of journalists over the last four years who were just along for their family members horrible ride + some
Oct 14, 2020 147 tweets 13 min read
And we're back! Day Three of the Barrett hearings are happening whether we want them to or not. I'll be covering from here. Lindsay Graham is opening with a rebuttal to Sen. Harris last night