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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/ . .
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.