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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 . .

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Donald Trump, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
Trump Administration Is Paying Big Pharma Billions in Rush for Vaccine Desperate to distract the national discourse from his criminal mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump is promising that a vaccine will be available before Election Day.
Prof Amy Coney Barrett., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2020
Barrett Is Poised to Become the Most Radical Right-Wing Member of Supreme Court During her Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Amy Coney Barrett refused to say that voter intimidation is illegal, that armed poll watchers are intimidating, that voter discrimination exists, whether the president could deny someone the right to vote based on race or that Congress has a constitutional duty to protect the right to vote.
Julian ASSANGE, painted portrait -- Wikileaks, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 11, 2020
Assange Faces Extradition for Exposing US War Crimes Three weeks of testimony in Julian Assange's extradition hearing in London underscored WikiLeaks's extraordinary revelation of U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guanta'namo Bay. But the Trump administration is seeking to extradite Assange to the United States to stand trial for charges under the Espionage Act that could cause him to spend 175 years in prison.
President Trump taken to military hospital for COVID-19, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 4, 2020
Trump Needs Accomplices at Every Level of Government to Pull Off a Coup Voting is absolutely critical for democracy. But, stopping a coup attempt will depend on far more than the ballot, and will require creative and courageous acts of civic and political engagement from all of us.
Amy Coney Barrett speaks after Trump announces her nomination for Supreme Court, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2020
From a Justice for Gender Equality to a "Justice" for Gender Oppression Donald Trump rushed to nominate Barrett and enlisted his consigliere, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), to ram her nomination through the Senate so she can support Trump's legal challenges to any election results that favor Joe Biden.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Ginsburg's Legacy Is Vast, But a Trump Appointee Could Overturn Her Best Rulings Now, in death, Ginsburg commands the national discourse. How, when and who will fill her vacant seat promises to have a powerful, even determinative, effect on the election and the future of the Supreme Court itself.
Trump Undercuts Postal Service, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Congressional Candidates and Voters Sue to Stop Trump's Sabotage of USPS A lawsuit that promises to be one of many was filed yesterday to stop Donald Trump's sabotage of the mail leading up to the presidential election.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 12, 2020
UPRISING: Immunity for Police Under Attack by Federal Judge A federal judge in Mississippi is challenging the long-standing qualified immunity for police officers after the harassment of a motorist in that state, reports Marjorie Cohn.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.

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