Monday, May 21, 2018

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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Latest Articles

  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture
    The Senate voted 55-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director on May 17, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role. In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration... Read more »
  • Will Congress Authorize Indefinite Detention of Americans?
    Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain US citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against US military policy.... Read more »
  • Trump Disregards Caravan Migrants’ Legal Right to Apply for Asylum
    The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the US border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. More than three-quarters of asylum claims from Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans between 2012... Read more »
  • Protests Force Starbucks to Ditch ADL From Leading Anti-Racism Training
    After a video of the arrest of two African-American men sitting in Starbucks without buying anything went viral, Starbucks scheduled anti-racism training. But their inclusion of the Anti-Defamation League in the training provoked another outcry and Starbucks capitulated. On April 12, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested for trespassing... Read more »
  • Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?
    This coming Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check to wage war anywhere in the world any time he pleases. The Constitution places the power to declare war exclusively in the hands... Read more »


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