Books authored, co-authored, and edited by Professor Cohn examine courtroom cameras, Bush administration war crimes, military resistance, torture, and drone warfare.

Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues

(ed., Olive Branch Press, 2015, 2018)
The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; both the Obama and Trump administrations assassinated them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States...
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The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

(ed., NYU Press, 2011)
Torture has been a topic of national discussion ever since it was revealed that ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ had been authorized as part of the war on terror. The United States and Torture provides us with a larger lens through which to view...
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rules of disngagement

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent

(with Kathleen Gilberd)
(PoliPoint Press, 2009)
Rules of Disengagement examines the reasons men and women in the military have disobeyed orders and resisted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It takes readers into the courtroom where sailors, soldiers, and Marines have argued that these wars are illegal...
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Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Defied the Law

Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law

(PoliPoint Press, 2007)
Marjorie Cohn offers a penetrating analysis of the six most important ways in which the Bush administration 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...
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Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice

(with David Dow, McFarland, 1998; Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)
Do cameras influence courtroom proceedings? What effect, if any, do they have on trial participants? What implications do televised trials...
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