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The Supreme Court Has Made It Official: US Presidents Are Now Monarchs

By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout Yesterday, Americans celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the Declaration of Independence when the colonists threw off the yoke of King George III. When they crafted it, the framers of the Constitution established three co-equal branches of government to check and balance each other. But the Supreme Court’s shocking decision in Trump v. […]

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SCOTUS Furthers Right-Wing Agenda of Deconstruction of the Administrative State

By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout On June 28, the six reactionary members of the Supreme Court put a final nail in the coffin of Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, in the companion cases of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce. By overruling Chevron, the court dramatically curtailed the power of federal agencies to interpret statutes […]

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Julian Assange Is Finally Free, But Let’s Not Forget the War Crimes He Exposed

Peace Day Rally Truth Not War – Free Julian Assange (Wikimedia Commons) By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout After a 14-year struggle, including five years spent in Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange is finally free. Under the terms of a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, Assange pled guilty to one count of conspiracy […]

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Active-Duty US Service Members Issue Appeal to Congress to Stop Funding Genocide

Photo of Aaron Bushnell (Flickr) By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout On June 4, a coalition of active-duty service members, veterans and G.I. rights groups launched a campaign called Appeal for Redress V2 to encourage military personnel to tell Congress to stop funding genocide in Gaza. Israel’s genocidal operation, now in its ninth month, has killed more than […]

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US-Backed Philippine Government Committed War Crimes, People’s Tribunal Finds

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Listen to the Students

Columbia University encampment tribute to the martyred. Flags have names of those killed by Israeli forces, some have family members together, April 23. (Pamela Drew, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0) By Marjorie Cohn / Consortium News The author delivered the following remarks on Saturday, May 4, at the 55-year reunion of the Stanford University antiwar movement, in […]