6 episodes

The makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and the cases they are hearing are no accident – right-wing political groups and billionaire zealots have played the long game to shape America’s judicial system in their image. Lisa Graves, a legal expert who has carefully tracked these actors for decades, reveals the dark money and special interests behind the cases manufactured for the Court. With decisions imminent, the Supreme Court could deliver more blows to reproductive freedom, voting rights, the government's ability to tackle critical issues such as consumer protection and climate change, and more. 

Follow this season of Grave Injustice to understand what’s really behind these cases –  and what's at stake. 

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The makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and the cases they are hearing are no accident – right-wing political groups and billionaire zealots have played the long game to shape America’s judicial system in their image. Lisa Graves, a legal expert who has carefully tracked these actors for decades, reveals the dark money and special interests behind the cases manufactured for the Court. With decisions imminent, the Supreme Court could deliver more blows to reproductive freedom, voting rights, the government's ability to tackle critical issues such as consumer protection and climate change, and more. 

Follow this season of Grave Injustice to understand what’s really behind these cases –  and what's at stake. 

    A Right-Wing Conspiracy Overturned Roe. They’re Back for Abortion Pills

    A Right-Wing Conspiracy Overturned Roe. They’re Back for Abortion Pills

    After Roe was overturned, anti-abortion activists funded by right-wing billionaires got right to work - constructing and funding a lawsuit that would go after Mifepristone, a pill that is used in nearly two-thirds of abortions in the United States. The Supreme Court of the United States is now on the cusp of a decision that could decide the future of the medication. The case is FDA v. the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.In the first episode of this limited series, hosted by Lisa Graves, Gra...

    • 43 min
    Should Violent Domestic Abusers Be Allowed to Possess Guns? SCOTUS is Considering It

    Should Violent Domestic Abusers Be Allowed to Possess Guns? SCOTUS is Considering It

    The US Supreme Court will soon be deciding if violent domestic abusers can legally own and possess guns. Unfortunately, you read that right… The defendant in the case United States v. Rahimi is clearly a violent individual. In 2020, a judge issued a restraining order against him on behalf of his ex-girlfriend after he threw her onto the pavement of a parking lot, dragged her into his car, and then shot at a bystander he noticed nearby. The restraining order barred him from possessing fir...

    • 34 min
    The Rollback and Present Threat to Voting Rights

    The Rollback and Present Threat to Voting Rights

    Back in October of 2023, The US Supreme Court heard a case involving an electoral map that has been proven in a court of law to be racist. That was in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. Since the nation's highest court failed to deliver an expedited ruling in, South Carolinians are going into the 2024 election with this racially gerrymandered map. The consequences of a ruling in this case could not only change the course of the 2024 election, but it could undermi...

    • 34 min
    Small Fish Case Masks Billionaire Backer’s White Whale

    Small Fish Case Masks Billionaire Backer’s White Whale

    Earlier this year, the Supreme Court heard a case that, on its face, is about fishermen who disagree with a government fee. But behind it is a group of billionaires led by one of the richest men in America. This episode will explain how they propped up this case and why, if the Supreme Court takes their bait, it could destroy a foundational legal doctrine that helps government agencies keep giant corporations in check. The stakes in this seemingly small fish case could not be bigger. In ...

    • 32 min
    Presidential “Immunity” and Creeping Authoritarianism

    Presidential “Immunity” and Creeping Authoritarianism

    Trump v. The United States is about presidential immunity — the idea that a president is immune from prosecution for their actions as president even after they leave office. The Supreme Court of the United States is weighing whether or not the president can get away with say…inciting a violent insurrection or conspiring to overturn his own presidential election. Listen to understand why even hearing this case is a gift to the criminally convicted, twice impeached former president, Donald...

    • 30 min
    Trailer: Introducing Grave Injustice with Lisa Graves

    Trailer: Introducing Grave Injustice with Lisa Graves

    Ahead of the Supreme Court handing down decisions on several critical cases this summer, a new limited series podcast breaks down what’s at stake. Hosted by legal expert Lisa Graves, the series explains the cases, examines how they connect to larger attacks on rights and freedoms, and exposes the decades-long right-wing capture of the Supreme Court. The podcast is produced by pro-democracy digital news network COURIER and Court Accountability, a judicial research and advocacy organization.Eac...

    • 2 min

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