Marjorie Cohn


Marjorie Cohn, Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses her article “Hope Dies at Guantanamo;” how the landmark Boumediene v. Bush SCOTUS decision on habeas corpus rights for Guantanamo prisoners became meaningless; and the DC Appeals Court’s invention of “presumption of regularity,” which asserts government infallibility and denies defendants a “meaningful opportunity” to contest their detentions.

MP3 here. (16:24)

Marjorie Cohn is a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She is editor of The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse.

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  1. “Presumption of regularity”

    Presumption that government is infallible, presumption that “The authorities that exist have been established by God… For rulers… God’s servant to do you.” Romans 13:1

    Problem is, the above translation of the original Greek scrolls, it is only man’s interpretation of what many consider the inspired word of God. And in my humble opinion, it is a totally corrupted translation of Scripture, such that it is the exact reverse of the true meaning.

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    For what a man feels he deserves, this is his goal in life, his high watermark to achieve and it controls every aspect of his mind, character and personality.

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