Bridgette Dunlap

Bridgette Dunlap

Attorney and legal commentator.

Writing about politics, public understanding of the law, criminal justice, law & religion, reproductive rights, human rights, professional protectionism, and such.

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Rolling Stone

Gavin Grimm: What Supreme Court Announcement Means

A look inside the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. and what recent developments mean for transgender rights.

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Rolling Stone

Why Jeff Sessions Must Resign as Attorney General

Whether or not he perjured himself on the Russia matter, Sessions must go.

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The Atlantic

How the Clergy Set the Standard for Safe, Comfortable Abortions

The story of a group of religious leaders who revolutionized patient care before the procedure was legal...

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Rolling Stone

Trump Doesn't Get to Decide if the Russia Story Is 'Fake News'

Once again, the president is acting like he gets to decide what the law is.

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Rolling Stone

All the Ways Trump Defies the Law by Targeting Muslims

The travel ban demonstrates Trump's fundamental disdain for the principle, underlying all of our laws, that promises matter.

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Rolling Stone

Chelsea Manning's Commutation: What It Means

Before President Obama granted clemency, Manning was serving 35 years in prison, the longest sentence for a leak in U.S. history

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Rolling Stone

Will America Lose 'Roe v. Wade' Under Trump?

No. Reproductive rights supporters undermine their cause with alarmist claims about the end of Roe.

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Rolling Stone

Trump's Anti-Democratic War on Facts and Free Speech

Freedom of information, speech and the press are essential for a functioning democracy – but to Trump, they're a threat.

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Rolling Stone

Donald Trump's Dictatorial Approach to Free Speech

The President-elect relishes his freedom to attack others while demanding only adoration for himself.

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Rolling Stone

Let's Talk About the Constitution – Under Trump, We Need It

When Trump proposes something that is off-the-table constitutionally, We the People must tell him early and often and loudly that we're not going to take it.

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Rolling Stone

Trump's Open Disdain for the Rule of Law

Trump acts like he's running to be America's dictator rather than the president of a nation of laws.

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Rolling Stone

'Southwest of Salem': San Antonio Four, Junk Forensic Science ...

Homophobia and hysteria didn't deprive these women of their freedom – prosecutors did.

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Rolling Stone

Mike Pence's Casual Cruelty on Abortion at the VP Debate - Rolling ...

Pence portrays later abortions as monstrous, while doing all he can to make it impossible to get an early one.

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Rolling Stone

It's No Mystery Why Trump's Accusers Waited to Come Forward ...

Women get assaulted everyday and make the perfectly rational decision not to do anything about it.

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The Atlantic

When Regulation Is Bad—Except for Abortion

Regulatory laws based on phony health claims erode economic liberty. But some free-market conservatives have a double standard for abortion....