Archive: September 2007
Let's take a break from talking about Guantanamo Bay or lethal injection. How about the horse they smuggled onto a plane?
By Andrew Cohen | September 28, 2007; 7:37 AM ET | Comments (20)
The feds reap what they sow in the curious case of Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon lawyer who was for a brief time a suspect in a bombing in Spain.
By Andrew Cohen | September 26, 2007; 8:58 PM ET | Comments (269)
The Supreme Court follows the herd on lethal injection protocols-- but now has a chance to lead.
By Andrew Cohen | September 26, 2007; 8:09 AM ET | Comments (13)
Mukasey's conduct in the dark days of 2001 should be judged in the context of what the rest of the judiciary was doing back then.
By Andrew Cohen | September 25, 2007; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (176)
The 'Jena Six' story is one about insensitivities -- to an ugly past, a tense present and a grim future.
By Andrew Cohen | September 23, 2007; 6:01 PM ET | Comments (43)
Our Supreme Court Justices are showing up everywhere you look. And I'm not crazy about it.
By Andrew Cohen | September 21, 2007; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (14)
The Republican filibuster that killed a measure to restore detainee rights is further proof that too many legislators are still self-defeatingly loyal to this administration.
By Andrew Cohen | September 20, 2007; 7:27 AM ET | Comments (13)
Senate Republicans this morning helped defeat an effort to restore vital habeas corpus protections to so-called "enemy combatants" and resident aliens.
By Andrew Cohen | September 19, 2007; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (16)
A lame-duck, lame-brained Congress last year passed a Military Commissions Act that was never going to fix the problems at Guantanamo. Today, the Senate has another shot to get it right.
By Andrew Cohen | September 19, 2007; 7:53 AM ET | Comments (4)
Senate Democrats should approve Mukasey's attorney general nomination -- and then take their executive privilege fight to court.
By Andrew Cohen | September 18, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (14)
Michael B. Mukasey could be just the guy to repair the Justice Department's tattered reputation.
By Andrew Cohen | September 17, 2007; 7:54 AM ET | Comments (32)
A fascinating look inside the "Alcatraz of the Rockies"-- America's most famous prison-- where the real meets the surreal.
By Andrew Cohen | September 11, 2007; 8:55 PM ET | Comments (28)
The history of the past six years is replete with lost opportunities and misguided judgments. We simply have to do better for ourselves and our children.
By Andrew Cohen | September 10, 2007; 8:43 AM ET | Comments (57)
A strongly worded opinion, a 90-day stay, and the promise of an appeal: just another day in the world of anti-terror law.
By Andrew Cohen | September 7, 2007; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (81)
A trial judge rules against the Bush administration-- again-- but don't count your civil liberties before they are fully hatched by the appellate courts and Congress.
By Andrew Cohen | September 5, 2007; 2:54 PM ET | Comments (14)
Sen. Larry Craig is changing his mind? Good. I look forward to covering his trial and hearing him explain what he did and did not do in and around that bathroom stall at that airport in Minnesota.
By Andrew Cohen | September 5, 2007; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (68)