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Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and a member of the National Advisory Board of Veterans for Peace. Her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. See http://marjoriecohn.com/ . .

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Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed With Peaceful Protesters, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2020
Black Lives Matter Chicago Sues to Prevent Occupation by Trump's Paramilitaries Taking a page from Hitler's Brownshirts, Donald Trump is sending his secret paramilitary forces into U.S. cities to terrorize the population.
NYPD cruisers ramming into protesters behind a barricade, sending bodies flying., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2020
Protesters Attacked by Police Are Suing to Vindicate Their Constitutional Rights Police have utilized toxic chemical and sonic weapons, dangerous projectiles, intrusive surveillance, physical violence and "kettling" to trap demonstrators after dispersal orders are given.
George Floyd Miami Protest, June 7, 2020., From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UPRISING: Is This the Broadest Popular Movement in US History? This transformational moment is becoming a transformational movement, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Military Against Anti-Racist Protesters, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2020
Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead As the collective outrage at the police lynching of George Floyd filled streets nationwide, Donald Trump threatened to use the U.S. military against anti-racist protesters exercising their First Amendment rights.
The Supreme Court, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2020
The Supreme Court Is About to Make Seismic Rulings on Reproductive Rights Although the Court does not have a case that contests the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, it has the opportunity to chip away at the right to abortion as opponents continue to erect obstacles to reproductive health care. Their strategy is to bring about death of abortion by a thousand cuts.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Don't Expect to See Trump's Tax Returns Before the Election Donald Trump claims that while he is president, his pre-presidency financial records can't be subpoenaed and he can't even be investigated for criminal conduct. The Supreme Court will decide by the end of June whether Trump is indeed beyond the reach of the law.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2020
Israel's New Government Is Exploiting Pandemic to Annex 30 Percent of West Bank After three indecisive elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponent Benny Gantz agreed to form a unity government in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the central pillars of this new regime is the unlawful annexation of the Jordan Valley and illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The annexation has the full backing of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Workers disinfecting street in Tehran during Covid-19 pandemic, March 19, 2020., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COVID-19: Trump Weaponizing Virus by Intensifying Sanctions on Iran & Venezuela Economic and medical warfare during the pandemic amounts to a crime against humanity, writes Marjorie Cohn.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in 2019., From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 2, 2020
COVID-19: DOJ Seeks to Exploit Emergency to Detain People Indefinitely Trump's Department of Justice is asking Congress to allow the attorney general to indefinitely detain people without trial in violation of the constitutional right of habeas corpus, writes Marjorie Cohn.
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2020
Is the DNC Once Again Orchestrating the Defeat of a Socialist Candidate? Aided and abetted by the corporate media, the centrists in the Democratic Party are doing their best to ensure that Sanders is not the Democratic candidate. Nearly all former candidates except Elizabeth Warren, are centrists and support Biden.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks to journalists at the State Department., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe But Failed in light of the Appeals Chamber's landmark decision holding that U.S. officials will be investigated for war crimes, we can expect escalating threats and retaliation against the ICC by the Trump administration.
Julian Assange, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 17, 2020
Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent The Trump administration is seeking extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States for trial on charges carrying 175 years in prison. On February 24, a court in the U.K. will hold a hearing to determine whether to grant Trump's request.
Alan Dershowitz, From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 30, 2020
Dershowitz Is Wrong -- Abuse of Power Is Grounds for Impeachment Contrary to the overwhelming weight of scholarly legal thought, Dershowitz has claimed that "high crimes and misdemeanors" is limited to offenses prohibited by statute. He told senators that abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, for which Trump was impeached, are not grounds for impeachment.
Mad GOP Hatters, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 24, 2020
First the Trial, Then the Evidence? Impeachment in Wonderland. The trial is a harbinger that all Republican senators will ultimately serve as loyal foot soldiers to the president, seriously imperiling the constitutional separation of powers.
Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 19, 2020
Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success After 18 years, it is long past time we contact our congressional representatives and Democratic presidential candidates, cite the Afghanistan Papers, and demand total withdrawal of all U.S. forces including intelligence and Special Forces from Afghanistan.
New Calls For Trump To Be Impeached, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2020
Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran. Congress Must Stop Him. Trump has already committed the crime of aggression against Iran, and he is now threatening to commit a war crime if he carries through on his January 4 promise to target Iran's cultural sites.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor's Delay of Israeli War Crimes Investigation In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in Palestine. Accountability for Israeli war crimes is long overdue.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 21, 2019
No, McConnell -- Biased Jurors and No Witnesses Do Not Make for a "Fair Trial" After a brief meeting, McConnell and Schumer were unable to agree on a process for the trial. The Senate will recess for the holiday break and return January 3 but won't make decisions about the trial rules until January 6.
Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry a 'Sham' and a 'Hoax', From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 14, 2019
House Judiciary Committee Recommends Impeachment of Donald Trump McConnell vowed to coordinate the trial with the White House. No jury ever coordinates a trial with the defendant or announces a not guilty verdict before the trial. McConnell's spineless pandering to Trump is emblematic of the conduct of the Republicans in Congress. They should be ashamed.
Is Bolivia's Evo Morales the victim of a coup?, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2019
US Is Again Complicit in an Illegal Coup, This Time in Bolivia The situation in Bolivia is volatile and there is danger it could devolve into civil war. This is the time to urge senators and Congress members to end all U.S. support for the illegitimate regime, demand free and fair elections with all political parties represented, and insist that fundamental human rights of all Bolivians are protected.

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