Public defender @LegalAidNYC. @NotoriousRBG creator/co-author. Alum @ACLU_DC @NYULaw @Columbia @PHLschools. Seeking justice. Std disclaimers apply. she/her 🌈

NYC by way of Philly
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I’ve literally had a client arrested and charged with reckless endangerment for *dancing on the subway* but sure NYPD, go off
Police are trying to determine if the driver who plowed through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square actually committed a crime, NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says. trib.al/U5LpTeD
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House Democrats singing Seasons of Love on the steps after gay marriage is overturned
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If you don’t see how family separation and forced pregnancy are connected forms of state violence, notice how adoption is being promoted as the “solution” for both.
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Justice Kagan is not pleased.
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a man set himself aflame in front of the Supreme Court earlier this year.
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Still crazy how SCOTUS wouldn’t force a 12 year old to wear a mask at school but they’ll force her to have a fucking baby
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There is no such thing as a feminist prison.
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I know so many people are so mad & want to *do* something & want to actually *show* their support for abortion access in a visible way. I get that! And while posting about a spare room/camping is not the right way to do that, buying abortion fund merch IS a great way to do that!
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Break My Soul came out and the universe took that as a challenge
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Vote @NYWFP today, New York.
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we will adopt your baby!!
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This past week has seen a repudiation of the court-based theory of change that has defined legal liberalism for several decades in the US: a theory that elite lawyers will always be able to use elite reasoning to persuade elite judges not to let things get out of hand.
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I really don’t like the brand of tweets/posts/etc that shame people for not being radicalized earlier or for being surprised when horrible things happen politically. Welcome people to the movement wherever they are. Guide them to those who’ve been doing the work. It takes us all.
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Just want everyone to know in my life that I live in New York now and would love visitors, especially from the following states: AL, AZ, AR, GA, ID, IA, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WV, WI, & WY.
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Such emotional whiplash from being able to dance and rejoice in a sea of beautifully free queer faces last night to the Dobbs decision this morning and resulting waves of rage and despair online today. All we have is each other, and we must find joy as we rise up together.
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I get that they are at a loss. But there’s an unbearable pathos in watching ever more fervent performances of institutional faith as the institutions themselves fail ever more violently.
As protesters can be heard in the back chanting outside SCOTUS, House Democrats sing “God Bless America.”
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Are you taking it to the streets tonight? Stay safe, try to have a buddy, turn off biometric scans & switch to a passcode lock for your phone, practice staying silent + asking for your lawyer.
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You can’t make this shit up
BREAKING: In light of the Supreme Court's decision in #Dobbs to overturn Roe v Wade, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next month to explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America.
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Abortions will be here now, tomorrow, and long after the Supreme Court has been abolished into obscurity. Trust and believe that
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