Synopses & Reviews
In "Cowboy Republic," Marjorie Cohn offers a penetrating analysis of the six most important ways in which the Bush administration has weakened the rule of law. Cohn, a respected legal scholar, details the 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. She concludes with practical ways to strengthen the rule of law domestically and internationally, including both political and legal remedies.
About the Author
Marjorie Cohn lectures throughout the world and provides legal and political commentary on human rights and U.S. foreign policy for CBS News, Court TV, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America, and Pacifica Radio. She’s a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and the U.S. representative to the executive committee of the American Association of Jurists. Marjorie Cohn lectures worldwide and does frequent interviews for national and international media. , she co-authored Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice.
She is an MWC News Magazine senior editor, a contributing editor to Guild Practitioner and Jurist, and a frequent columnist for AlterNet, HuffingtonPost, Counterpunch, CommonDreams, GlobalResearch, OpedNews, AtlanticFreePress, AfterDowningStreet, Buzzflash and ZNet.
The 2005 recipient of San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to Legal Education Award, Professor Cohn was named one of San Diego’s top attorneys in academics for 2006, was recognized as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys in Academics for 2006, and was awarded the 2007 Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Law by the San Diego Law Library Justice Foundation. She was a legal observer in Iran on behalf of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers in 1978 and has participated in delegations to Cuba, China, and Yugoslavia.