Stories by Marjorie Cohn

Marjorie Cohn is professor  emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A former president of the National Lawyers Guild, her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Follow her on [email protected] subscribe to Marjorie Cohn's feed

Posted on: May 18, 2017, Source: The Huffington Post

The old adage that the cover-up is worse than the crime may once again prove true.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2017, Source: Truthout

Gorsuch is already proposing the high court water down one of defendants’ most basic rights.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source: Truthout

A number of pending SCOTUS cases may have more progressive outcomes due to tie votes.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It is not just the U.S. image that is suffering--drone strikes create more enemies of the U.S.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In addition to legal and political problems with Guantanamo, there are enormous human costs to consider.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: War Is a Crime

We should refuse to be complicit in the killing of more civilians in a conflict in which we don’t belong.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

California will be the first state to submit the required reports to the State Department for consideration by U.N. treaty committees.

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

President Barack Obama has chosen Elena Kagan to fill the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement. Sadly, Kagan cannot fill Justice Stevens' mighty shoes.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: Jurist Legal News and Research

According to one study, Arizona would lose $26.4 billion in economic activity and approximately 140,324 jobs if all undocumented people were removed from the state.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Some 30 percent of all U.S. deaths in Afghanistan have occurred during Obama's presidency. His escalation of that war is not what the Nobel committee envisioned.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2009, Source: PoliPoint Press

The authors of a new book share the success stories of war resisters and ways soldiers and citizens can use their rights to end the wars of today.

Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama's intent to immunize those who broke the law violates his constitutional duty to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."

Posted on: Apr 10, 2009, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

They can use "universal jurisdiction," often used to prosecute foreign nationals for crimes that shock the conscience of the global community.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The memos' authors, John Yoo and Jay Bybee, should be investigated, prosecuted, and disbarred.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We need a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute criminal lawyers like John Yoo who gave Bush et al legal cover.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2009, Source: Jurist Legal News and Research

The U.S. government should disclose the names, fate, and whereabouts of all persons rendered by the CIA since 2001.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

America remains the only democracy that refuses to ratify the most significant treaty guaranteeing gender equality.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Cheney confessed because he thinks either Bush will pardon him or that Obama won't prosecute him -- but the law would forbid both approaches.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2008, Source: Jurist Legal News and Research

Judge: "Seven years of waiting for a legal system to give them an answer ... is more than enough."

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was every bit as illegal as the invasion of Iraq. Why, then, do so many Americans see it as justifiable?

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