David Cole

Legal Affairs Correspondent


David Cole is The Nation’s legal affairs correspondent, and national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Taking Liberties Taking Liberties

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

Mar 25, 2004 / David Cole

Taking Liberties 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...

Feb 12, 2004 / David Cole

Taking Liberties 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...

Dec 24, 2003 / David Cole

Korematsu II? Korematsu II?

Be careful what you wish for.

Nov 20, 2003 / David Cole

Syria, US Torture Center 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.

Nov 13, 2003 / David Cole

9/11 and the LA 8 9/11 and the LA 8

David Cole represents the LA 8.

Oct 9, 2003 / David Cole

On the Road With Ashcroft On the Road With Ashcroft

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

Sep 4, 2003 / Feature / David Cole

Court-Watching 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 halcy...

Jul 2, 2003 / David Cole

A Rebuke to Ashcroft A Rebuke to Ashcroft

"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 Ch...

Jun 12, 2003 / David Cole

Defending Show Trials Defending Show Trials

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

May 29, 2003 / David Cole