Archive: November 2007

What to Do With All the Baby Lawyers

Baby lawyers ought to be required to pay their dues before cashing in.

By Andrew Cohen | November 30, 2007; 7:16 AM ET | Comments (30)

Strange But True: Tales From Our Courts

Whales and parasailers? Professors losing tenure over a messy office? No, I am not making this up.

By Andrew Cohen | November 29, 2007; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (8)

Sense and Sensibility on Guns

Why do people refuse to find middle ground in the debate over the Second Amendment? Don't ask me, I'm treasonous for suggesting as much.

By Andrew Cohen | November 28, 2007; 8:03 AM ET | Comments (47)

Pay No Attention to the Fight For the Courts

You don't have to listen to the presidential candidates when they talk about judicial appointments. But don't forget the courts when you finally make your choice.

By Andrew Cohen | November 26, 2007; 9:56 PM ET | Comments (8)

Gonzales's Not-So-Free Speech

The former attorney general is raking in outrageous sums to deliver empty platitudes.

By Andrew Cohen | November 22, 2007; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (26)

Gobble, Gobble on These

Here are a few legal trimmings for while you're waiting in line at the market, or at the airport, or on a highway, or...

By Andrew Cohen | November 21, 2007; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (2)

Second Amendment, First Chance at Clarity

The court gets brave and takes a gun case. And regardless of which side wins or loses, we'll never look at the Second Amendment the same way again.

By Andrew Cohen | November 20, 2007; 3:10 PM ET | Comments (55)

Terror Law Secrecy Lifts, Once, By Mistake

The White House cooperates with the federal courts in the war on terrorism. But don't get too excited -- it isn't likely to happen again.

By Andrew Cohen | November 20, 2007; 2:47 PM ET | Comments (7)

Different Decade, Same Story for Crime Lab

It's back to the future for the once-vaunted, now-haunted FBI crime lab.

By Andrew Cohen | November 18, 2007; 8:22 PM ET | Comments (6)

The Real Barry Bonds Outrage

Barry Bonds' attorney wants you to think his client is being persecuted like a terror suspect. You don't need me to tell you that's stupid.

By Andrew Cohen | November 16, 2007; 7:22 AM ET | Comments (21)

Save Al Gonzales

Feel bad for the disgraced former attorney general? Send a check to his legal defense fund.

By Andrew Cohen | November 15, 2007; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (20)

The CIA Ate My Homework

The CIA may have lied to the Justice Department about the existence of interrogation tapes.

By Andrew Cohen | November 14, 2007; 7:22 AM ET | Comments (16)

Justice O'Connor, Full of Grace

Sandra Day O'Connor has left the court but she's still the talk of the press room.

By Andrew Cohen | November 13, 2007; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (24)

No Decision on Handgun Case

The much-anticipated DC-based gun case-- District of Columbia v. Heller-- was not included in the Supreme Court's "orders" list this morning. So we don't yet know whether the Justices are going to hear the Second Amendment case or not-- and we don't yet know when the Justices are likely to tell us. Last Friday, the case came up during the Justices' conference held periodically to determine which cases to accept for review. Stay tuned....

By Andrew Cohen | November 13, 2007; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Mukasey's To-Do List: Be The Anti-Alberto

The new attorney general has much to do and little time in which to do it. Here's a list of what should be his top five priorities.

By Andrew Cohen | November 11, 2007; 9:20 AM ET | Comments (33)

One Small Step Toward Free Online Court Records

Online federal court records become a tiny bit more accessible. But don't expect the floodgates to open soon.

By Andrew Cohen | November 8, 2007; 6:28 PM ET | Comments (13)

Judge "Killer" Keller Now a Defendant, Too

A judge who failed to act like one is sued by the widow of an executed man. It may be a nuisance lawsuit but it's a welcome one.

By Andrew Cohen | November 8, 2007; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (16)

Two-Faced (Again) on Torture

The White House and Justice Department again (and again and again) fail to level with Congress and the courts -- and you and me -- over the government's torture policies.

By Andrew Cohen | November 7, 2007; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (23)

Lawyers, Guns and Certiorari

Friday is a very big day in the legal battle over the Second Amendment. And as usual, it's all up to the Supreme Court.

By Andrew Cohen | November 6, 2007; 7:51 AM ET | Comments (12)

Crack Withdrawal Symptoms

The feds finally move to fix the nation's crack cocaine sentencing laws.

By Andrew Cohen | November 2, 2007; 8:08 AM ET | Comments (16)

Higazy and Idr: When Interrogators Go Bad

Two men. Two interrogations. Two examples of why the White House needs oversight in the war on terror.

By Andrew Cohen | November 1, 2007; 7:58 AM ET | Comments (13)


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