Marjorie Cohn's Cowboy Republic is a passionate and compelling indictment of the Bush administration's often blatant disregard of both constitutional and international law. It s also an important cautionary tale about the perils that can befall a democracy when the arrogance of power outstrips the reasoned constraints of the law. --Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School
Marjorie Cohn has always been good at explaining how powerful elected officials violate our democratic rights. Cowboy Republic is her best effort yet. From an illegal aggressive war in Iraq to torture, here it all is--the six major ways the Bush administration has made America an outlaw state. --Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights
This devastating, utterly compelling account of the crimes and usurpations of the Bush administration will convince all but the perpetrators themselves of the urgent need not only for investigations and prompt impeachments, but also for criminal prosecutions. --Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
About the Author
Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her books include The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse; Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent; and Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice.