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Gertie's Law

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Drama has unfolded in these courtrooms for more than 130 years, from serial murderers and gangland wars to multimillion-dollar commercial disputes and celebrity defamation cases. Take a step behind the bench of one of Australia’s oldest institutions and hear from judges as they explain why they make the decisions they do. Gertie's Law takes a deep dive into some of the lesser-known, misunderstood or complex parts of the court’s work, such as sentencing, mental health, juries and the criminal ...
 
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On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin dishes on equal pay, and how unequal compensation is for women and minorities vs white men. Bryan speaks on Chick-Fil-A's recent sign in Franklin TN, that read : "We do not discriminate against unvaccinated, religion, race, sex, vaccinated, maskless, mask. All neighbors welcome". Bryan also brought to light Chick-Fil-…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! Bryan speaks on Tucker Carlson's recent homophobic and misogynistic comments, as well as dishing on Judge Judy's recent poor decisions. Erin talks about DivaCup's new menstrual leave and Coso, a new male contraception device. All this plus our fav dolls, and nurse fart hypnosis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
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On this week's ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the recent massive LGBTQ+ Texas High School walkouts that were sparked after a trans girl was banned from the locker room, also Pat Roberts is retiring, just after he says some crazy garbage about the LGBTQ+ San Francisco community. Erin speaks on the Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin talks about Arizona's recently passed law making it harder for rapists to request custody. Bryan weighs in on Dancing with the Stars JoJo Siwa making history dancing with a same sex partner, Switzerland becomes the 30th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, and a revisiting of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'. All…
 
Attitudes! merch announcement! on this week's show. Bryan gives us an Emmy's recap, and also speaks on trans prisoners rights and how a rural New York county has adopted one of the most progressive trans prison policies in the US. Erin speaks on recent sexual assault allegations at the University of Kansas and the subsequent days of protest outside…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin speaks on Jonathan Mitchell whom is responsible for Texas' new abortion law, Bryan follows up with AOC slamming Texas gov Greg Abbott for not understanding Dick Squiggly about this issue, and we all get a good laugh whenever Sarah Palin says any words that don't come from a teleprompter. All this plus real 911 stories…
 
This week, Bryan and Erin start off with a recap of Oprahs incredible speech and the unfortunate lack of male voices in support of Times Up at the Golden Globes. Then, Erin talks about Daphne Merkins insulting opinion piece about #MeToo and how she gets it so wrong. Bryan shares the development of the new trans inclusive show Pose and how creator R…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! We announce the first of many high heel shoe chairs and sheets winners to come!! Erin speaks of American Idol alum Syesha Mercado having their son taken away by Florida CPS, and the implicit bias rooted into the child welfare system. Bryan discusses a bust of Marsha P. Johnson being erected in NYC by activists and artists …
 
This week on ATTITUDES! high heel shoe chair updates and soon to be winners announcement! Bryan discusses the controversial blood ban for gay men as well as the HIV vaccine phase 1 trials beginning. Erin discusses the recent appeals court decision that upheld a Texas law that bans a common abortion procedure. If anyone would like to visit prolifewh…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! High Heel inception and write-off options. Erin discusses the humanitarian catastrophe occurring in Afghanistan, and how this is affecting women and women's rights. Bryan speaks on an independent book store in Palmyra NY, that has experienced a strange turning around of queer themed books, and the subsequent influx of LGBT…
 
This week a Patreon prize announcement for the 1000 subscriber mark, a shoe chair and sheet set!! Bryan discusses the Olympics team LGBTQ's many accomplishments, as well as speaking on Japan's lack of LGBTQ legal protections that violate an olympic charter. Erin touches on a new study that shows that people who support a ban on porn tend to hold mo…
 
This week on ATTITUDES! The new Patreon has launched, thank you everyone for the support! Erin discusses diapers and the "pink tax" exemption bill in Louisiana. Bryan dishes on Matt Damon learning from his daughter how to not use the 'f-slur', we celebrate another Olympic 1st with Canada's Quinn becoming the 1st openly transgender, non-binary athle…
 
80's film fantasy lives and the new Patreon Tiers on this week's Attitudes! Erin discusses Texas' new state laws empowering individuals to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion, and another bill that is to remove required lessons on civil rights movments from public schools curriculum. Bryan speaks on historical LGBTQ firsts, including Luke …
 
This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan addresses the history of the San Fransico Gay Mens Chorus, and the recent attacks from QAnon. Erin discusses the Egyptian government rejecting the accounts of women who said they were sexually assaulted by Egyptian security and justice officials during searches. Plus, the announcement of the new Patreon tiers!See omnys…
 
On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin discusses the Olympics Committee's discriminatory behavior towards women of color. Bryan talks about Lil Nas X's kiss and looks at how Adam Lambert's 2009 same sex kiss compared in the media. Erin and Bryan celebrate their newly acquired free agent status.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more…
 
Bryan discusses the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case concerning transgender students being allowed to use a bathroom that reflects their gender identity. Then, Erin talks about a high school prom that crowned two queens (switching to the gender-neutral “Prom Royalty”) and the attempt by Victoria’s Secret to rebrand with “ambassadors” ins…
 
We've received your questions and in this final episode of Gertie’s Law, they get answered. What influences lawyers to challenge a juror during empanelment? Does a murder involving family violence attract a larger sentence? When does criticism become defamation? And are there more right wing terrorist cases coming to the court? Hear the answers to …
 
Favorite moments and more on the 500th episode of ATTITUDES! Bryan gives a much-needed recap of love & prison escapes in the latest Dateline. Then, he covers the history of the pride flag as written about in the article “How Many Versions of the Pride Flag Are There Now?" by Juwan J. Holmes. Later, Erin recounts the accusations of sexual misconduct…
 
Last episode we looked at completed terrorist acts, and why they attract such large sentences, however cases involving completed terrorist acts are rare, indeed the first one in Victoria was in 2019. Most terrorism cases which come before the Supreme Court occur before an act of terrorism has taken place. They’re preparatory offenses, that is, prep…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin covers tennis player Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open amidst the oppressively toxic culture of athletic journalism. Then, Bryan talks about Disney’s latest “openly LGBTQ” character in Artie from Cruella - along with some of the dumbest reactionary outrage from Republican candidates.See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
Terrorism cases are among the most high-profile offences to come to the Supreme Court. The trials are complicated and usually long, as are the resulting sentences. The cases attract a lot of public interest. On the day of a sentence, the public galleries and press seats will be full, and TV cameras, lights and journos will be set up outside the Cou…
 
Erin delights in her new bangs and Bryan gives the lowdown on the latest Dateline before they get into this week’s ‘ssues! Bryan discusses a new ad campaign from the Army putting diversity front and center that has been described as “woke-washing” plus some of the best takedowns to come off Twitter. Then, Erin shares a story out of Florida about a …
 
Dateline scams, Chase horror stories, and so much more on this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses how lockdowns and poverty mixed with severe menstruation stigma in India have created a dire situation for women before touching on the Supreme Court’s hearing of a Mississippi case banning all abortions after 15 weeks. Then, Bryan talks about a case out…
 
Defamation. Often salacious or scandalous, especially when it involves Hollywood Stars or high profile federal politicians. It’s about defending one’s honour - and earning capacity. It’s an area of law where a person’s right to protect their reputation rubs up against someone else’s freedom of expression. Defamation cases are the juridical stage on…
 
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This week on ATTITUDES!, Bryan celebrates Laurel Hubbard, who is set to become the first out transgender athlete to complete in the Olympics, before covering a story out of Iran involving the murder of a 20-year old gay man at the hands of his brother and cousins. Then, Erin discusses the continuing drop in birth rates in the US for the sixth year …
 
It’s time to talk about manslaughter - one of the most controversial and misunderstood offences that comes before the court, due to its high range of culpability and sometimes fine line between it and murder. From a legal point of view it’s a very clear line between murder and manslaughter. The problem is that factually it’s not always easy to look…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin talks about a Supreme Court first amendment case regarding a cheerleader whose colorfully-worded social media rant got her suspended from the team. Then, Bryan discusses a story out of Ohio in which a gay couple’s pride flag was stolen by an unlikely suspect before covering anchor Stephanie Ruhle’s absolute schooling…
 
Welcome to season two of Gertie's Law. In season one we heard from almost everyone at the Supreme Court - the judges, associates, reporters, tipstaves and even the prison officers. But now it’s time to meet the people who do the lion’s share of the talking in the courtroom, the people sitting at the bar table - the lawyers. See omnystudio.com/liste…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the shooting of Isaiah Brown, a black man who was shot by a Virginia police officer who claims he mistook Isaiah's phone for a gun. Then, Erin takes a moment to touch on the killing of Ma’Khia Bryant before talking about the Biden administration’s decision to lift Trump-era restrictions on access to abortio…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES!, Erin talks about a product out of Germany (created by men) addressing the 'menstruation problem' that NOBODY has. Then, Bryan provides an update on the most extreme anti-trans bill in the country passed this month in Arkansas and what it spells for the kids who will be denied necessary healthcare as a result.See omnystudi…
 
Find your fancy with Bryan and Erin on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Bryan talks about getting the Moderna vaccine and the new reports coming out about how the tech used to produce it has led to a breakthrough in HIV treatments. Then, an update on one of the “LGBT-free” Polish cities and how that’s working out for them (spoiler: it isn’t). Later, E…
 
Getting vaccinated, Ro-Tel recipes, companies dropping apostrophes and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin covers reports of a man stalking and harassing visitors to Planned Parenthood in Arizona - plus a disturbing story out of Italy about women discovering their names on religious grave markers for their aborted fetuses. Then, Bryan follow…
 
Lil Nas X, Emily in Paris, Tina Turner and MORE on this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan leads with an opinion piece from soccer star Megan Rapinoe taking on the anti-trans sports laws being passed around the country and pointing out the real threats to women’s sports that continue to be ignored. Then, Erin covers a case out of Minnesota in which it was rul…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses the recent wave of hate crimes targeting Asian-American communities, particularly women, explaining why the US’s failure to fully prosecute these crimes has a systemic basis going all the way back to 1875 and beyond. Then, Bryan breaks down the evangelical ad blitz aiming at keeping the anti-discriminatory E…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan covers the latest in Milo Yiannopoulos’s plans to open a conversion therapy facility, Ted Cruz’s attempts to profit off the Dr. Seuss nontroversy, and the first anti-trans legislation to become law this year. Then, Erin discusses the aftermath of the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard, the inexcusable response of …
 
Hot takes from the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah on this week’s ATTITUDES! First, Erin talks about activist/suffragist Theresa Malkiel and why we have her to thank for International’s Women’s Day before exploring the history of beer brewing as a ladies’ profession (and how it sparked the modern day image of a witch). Then, Bryan discusses res…
 
This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan shares some positive stories from the last week involving the first gay throuple to be legally named on their child’s birth certificate, the ever-fabulous Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes acceptance speech, and Virginia's new ban of the “gay panic” legal defense. Then, Erin takes a look at the wave of anti-trans bills prop…
 
This week, Bryan and Erin update us on two of the worst things about the world today - Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese and Ted Cruz - before diving into their ‘ssues. First, Erin discusses another new “heartbeat bill” in South Carolina banning abortion, but also unexpected good news in the way of a study about the effectiveness of medical abortions via te…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Bryan discusses the encrypted messaging app Telegram after far-right groups, kicked off other platforms, have sprung back up using it to spread disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine (which does NOT make you gay). Then, Erin talks about a bill proposed by Tennessee lawmakers which would give men the ability to file inju…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin rips into Vagisil for their new product aimed specifically at teens, and all the problems with their justifications for its existence. Then, Bryan profiles civil rights activist Bayard Rustin before discussing the outrage of One Million Moms (which is really just one mom) against an American Girl doll with lesbian aun…
 
We live in a world with hot pink macaroni and cheese now. Get used to it! This week, Bryan profiles self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde before diving into a recent story about a London school headmaster who came out to his students during an assembly. Then, Erin discusses the Biden administration’s positioning on the …
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin discusses why golf clubs are still allowed to legally discriminate against women after a Scottish course recently changed its policy to be more inclusive (and not necessarily for the right reasons). Then, Bryan covers some of the best things to come out of Joe Biden’s first week in office, from his appointment of Lloy…
 
Erin and Bryan revel in the joyous circumstances of the week with a heaping dose of ATTITUDES! First, Bryan discusses a new court ruling that states falsely claiming someone is gay does not legally constitute “defamation per se.” Then, Erin covers a Supreme Court decision allowing the FDA to continue enforcing restrictions on abortion drug mifepris…
 
On this week’s ATTITUDES! Erin profiles some of the women in the US government who need to be kicked out after inciting and supporting the insurgency in the Capitol building. Then, Bryan covers a last jab by the Trump administration’s Health Department stripping LGBTQ+ people from legal protections against discrimination. See omnystudio.com/listene…
 
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