Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. He is also the Commentary and Analysis Editor at The Marshall Project, legal analyst for 60 Minutes, and chief analyst and legal editor for CBS Radio News.

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Tomorrow we’ll have hours of meandering questions from senators and meaningless responses from the nominee, who will say all the things we’ve come to expect from Supreme Court nominees. (Image: Getty) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The Kavanaugh Hearings Are an Egregious Abuse of Power
It devolved into farce even before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made it into the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room. It started with the release of selected portions of his opening remarks. He would be an “umpire,” he promised , a neutral arbiter of law and fact who would “be part of...
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
The Overton Window and Trump's Judges
In its first year in power the Trump administration has done to the federal judiciary what it has done more broadly to American political discourse. It has moved the courts far to the right, beyond prior boundaries, by relentlessly nominating conservative ideologues, with and without appropriate...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Justice Kennedy Is the Bulwark Against a Conservative Counterrevolution
It is the last Monday in June and I don’t know if Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is going to resign. Neither do you. This is yet another one of these insipid inside-Washington stories where the few people who know aren't talking and the many people who are talking don't know. One thing is...
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Friday, February 10, 2017
Jeff Sessions Without Tears
Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the next attorney general of the United States, now that he’s in charge of a Justice Department already embroiled in political controversy, now that he’s the first line of defense against a president whose business conflicts, and ties to Russia, are...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Okay. Let's Have That Investigation into "Voter Fraud"
The scary part of the still-developing "voter fraud" story isn't that President Donald Trump evidently buys into a conspiracy theory that supports both his worldview and his ego. The scary part is that a majority of his fellow Republicans, and a significant number of Democrats, also evidently buy...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Myth of Pervasive Voter Fraud
One of the most distressing indications of failure in American journalism today is the release of a poll last week that reveals that nearly half of the country believes that voter fraud occurs “very or somewhat often.” Since there is no rational basis in law or fact for this belief, since you are...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
When the President Goes to Prison
When President Barack Obama goes to Oklahoma Thursday and enters the medium-security federal prison FCI-El Reno he will be entering the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Prisons, part of the Justice Department, a bureaucratic fiefdom that is nearly as sprawling as the Department of Defense and in many...
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