Archive: December 2007

2007: The Year of Living Dangerously

Good riddance to 2007 -- an awful year for the rule of law.

By Andrew Cohen | December 29, 2007; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (23)

Secret Santa Gives to the House

The CIA and Justice do an about-face on Tapegate -- but don't expect big magic before a House committee.

By Andrew Cohen | December 20, 2007; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (27)

Update: White House Backs Off Lawyer Plan

The proposal would have given political appointees at the Pentagon veto power over the promotions of military lawyers.

By Andrew Cohen | December 19, 2007; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (3)

My Latest Legal Hero

A military judge stands up for the detainees -- and the Geneva Conventions.

By Andrew Cohen | December 19, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (11)

New Jersey's Death Penalty Experiment

The Garden State abolishes the death penalty. Now what?

By Andrew Cohen | December 18, 2007; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (24)

White House to Military Lawyers: Keep Quiet

The White House turns up the heat on uniformed military lawyers.

By Andrew Cohen | December 17, 2007; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (19)

Balls, Strikes and Legal Standards

Despite what you heard all day Thursday, the law has little to do with the Mitchell Report.

By Andrew Cohen | December 14, 2007; 7:21 AM ET | Comments (8)

Dubious Achievement

The American Bar Association Journal names Alberto Gonzales "2007 Attorney of the Year."

By Andrew Cohen | December 13, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Dynamic Duo of Discrepancy

The president says he is waiting for answers in the CIA tape scandal. But, for him, answers are just a couple phone calls away.

By Andrew Cohen | December 12, 2007; 7:50 AM ET | Comments (14)

A Fix-It Day for Broken Down Justice

The Supreme Court and New Jersey Senate take matters into their own hands to address two big problems with the U.S. criminal justice system.

By Andrew Cohen | December 10, 2007; 7:42 PM ET | Comments (12)

CIA Tapegate Just Doesn't Add Up

Let the investigations begin at the CIA -- and let them end only when we find out who knew what, when and why.

By Andrew Cohen | December 10, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Pickets' Charge: The Funeral Cases Steam Up

Cases about protesting at funerals make their way through the nation's courts on their way to a grim and ugly Supreme Court showdown.

By Andrew Cohen | December 6, 2007; 6:18 PM ET | Comments (20)

At High Court They Talk; At Gitmo They Wait

The Supreme Court and administration lawyers dicker over technicalities while proven-to-be-innocent men languish in detention.

By Andrew Cohen | December 5, 2007; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (8)

On Gitmo, It's Groundhog Day at the Supreme Court

Will the Supreme Court finally break the gridlock over terror detainees? Don't hold your breath.

By Andrew Cohen | December 4, 2007; 9:53 PM ET | Comments (4)

Why a Black Man Has a Chance to Get off Death Row

The Supreme Court may finally be ready to crack down on prosecutors and judges who allow all-white juries to sit in judgment on black defendants in capital trials.

By Andrew Cohen | December 3, 2007; 5:53 PM ET | Comments (11)

Clarence Thomas's Unhealthy Silence

When a justice goes silent, no one wins -- which is why Clarence Thomas ought not be taunting his colleagues about their curiosity on the bench.

By Andrew Cohen | December 2, 2007; 10:27 PM ET | Comments (22)

 

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