Stories by Marjorie Cohn

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She testified before Congress in 2008 about Bush interrogation policy. Her book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, was released this year in paperback. See subscribe to Marjorie Cohn's feed

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?

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"At least 30 of those prisoners hitherto released from Guantánamo have returned to the battlefield," the belligerent judge said. This is a lie.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008, Source: Jurist Legal News and Research

The Supreme Court's <i>Boumediene</i> ruling shows how delicately the bench is balanced -- and the dark consequences that await if McCain is elected.

Posted on: May 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Hillary hasn't uttered a word of repentance for her suggestion that Barack Obama's death could inure to her benefit.