Saturday, February 16, 2019

Marjorie Cohn

MarjorieCohnMarjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She is a member of the Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.

A legal scholar, political analyst and social critic, she writes books and articles, makes media appearances and lectures throughout the world on human rights and U.S. foreign policy and the contradiction between the two. She has testified before Congress and debated the legality of the war in Afghanistan at the prestigious Oxford Union. Her blogs appear on Huffington Post and she has provided commentary for CBS News, BBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio. Full biography.


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