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David Cole

Legal Affairs Correspondent

David Cole is legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center.


  • Criminal Justice April 22, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

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  • Law April 15, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    When the Supreme Court hears oral argument April 20 on the cases challenging the legality of the detentions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, it will confront the most dramatic conflict betwe

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  • National Security March 25, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one--it's a matter of national security.

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  • Activism February 12, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

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  • Society December 24, 2003

    Taking Liberties

    "Even in times of national emergency--indeed, particularly in such times--it is the obligation of the Judicial Branch to ensure the preservation of our constitutional values and to prevent the E

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  • Law November 20, 2003

    Korematsu II?

    Be careful what you wish for.

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  • National Security November 13, 2003

    Syria, US Torture Center

    Travel agents booking international flights may have to issue a new warning to their customers: Changing planes in the United States could be hazardous to your health.

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  • Racism and Discrimination October 9, 2003

    9/11 and the LA 8

    David Cole represents the LA 8.

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  • Political Figures September 4, 2003

    On the Road With Ashcroft

    He's trying to talk up the Patriot Act, but americans may no longer be buying.

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  • Law July 2, 2003

    Court-Watching

    Nation readers should be excused for wondering whether they were in some sort of time warp as the Supreme Court closed its term with a slew of decisions that recalled the halcyon days of

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