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David Cole

David Cole

Legal Affairs Correspondent

David Cole (@DavidColeGtown), The Nation's legal affairs correspondent, is the author, most recently, of The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (New Press).

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News and Features

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.

David Cole represents the LA 8.

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

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

"We have to hold these people until we find out what is going on."
According to a report issued June 2 by the Justice Department's own
Inspector General, that's what Michael Chertoff, head of t

At long last, the military appears to be gearing up to try some of the
Guantánamo Bay prisoners.

Whatever happened to the "worst of the worst"?

Emboldened by the "success" of its preventive war in Iraq, the Bush
Administration appears to be expanding its preventive law-enforcement
strategy at home.

Because September 11 "changed everything," it hasn't always been easy to
find an objective yardstick by which to judge the Bush Administration's
tactics in the "war on terrorism." But the Admin

Blogs

Affirmative action survives, for now, but the Court erects new hurdles for employment discrimination suits.
In a 6-2 decision, the Court prohibited the government from requiring organizations to espouse specific ideas in order to receive funding.
Somewhere along the way, we lost our bearings on the balance between privacy and security.
A stunning report by The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald reveals that the NSA has been tracking every call by Verizon business customers....
President Obama may not call the individual mandate a “tax”—but John Roberts does.
The Court gave the Obama administration near-total victory, striking down key parts of Arizona’s immigration law.
Today's decisions about sex, drugs, and union speech may offer clues about next week's decision on healthcare.
What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?