Raising the Bar Podcast

Podcast that examines legal issues/policies and the impact on women of color. We aim to inform, educate & provide concrete tools to empower, expand and help our community.

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Ep 013 | Flint Water Crisis Meets Trump's Courts

The 25th day of April marked five years since the residents of Flint, Michigan were forced to consume hazardous waste (in the form of water coming from their faucets).  Flint residents have been fighting hard for justice. This past week, a federal judge ruled that residents can proceed with their lawsuits against the federal government. 

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Ep 008 | Kavanaugh is Deciding What Now? A Look at SCOTUS' Current Term..

On this episode I discuss a few cases on the Court's current docket. 

  • Madison v. Alabama - does the 8th Amendment prevent a state from executing an inmate if the inmate is unable to remember the crime for which he is to be executed;

  • Gamble v. United States - should the Court overrule the separate sovereign exception of the double jeopardy rule);

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