Show Details for May 25th, 2008

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— Law Professor MARJORIE COHN

Law professor MARJORIE COHN is a frequent legal analyst on The Monitor. We really appreciate her ability to break legal issues down so that non-lawyers can understand their implications. This is a recent interview, repeated because of the good feedback we got from our listening audience.
Marjorie and Monitor co-host Mark Bebawi will discuss a wide range of crucial issues:  (1) how and why the Iraq war is illegal; (2) how international treaties and law relate to US law; (3) torture and us.  Her recent book is entitled “Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law” will be a focal point, as well.
Professor Cohn is the President of the National Lawyers Guild, and is a professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law.

She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and US foreign policy. Professor Cohn has written columns for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, is a news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV. She has provided legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Truthout, and Pacifica Radio.

Top Bush Aides Pushed for Guantánamo Torture
By Richard Norton-Taylor
The Guardian UK
Saturday 19 April 2008


“Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law”
The six ways:

  • illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq;
  • the policy of torture;
  • war crimes;
  • Guantanamo’s kangaroo courts;
  • unconstitutional laws; and
  • the unlawful surveillance of American citizens.


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