Andrew Cohen appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Jerry Hatfield was convicted in 1977 of killing a woman in Bay City, Texas. His conviction was reversed a few years later, but he was just set free this week.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A look inside Tennessee's criminal justice system reveals the difficulty some defendants face when trying to secure due process and a fair trial.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
In 1999, Jessie McKim was convicted of murder. In 2013, a medical examiner determined the woman he supposedly killed actually died of a drug overdose — but McKim is still in prison.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Susan King was wrongly convicted of murder in Kentucky in 2006. She says she was framed by a detective, and spent over six years behind bars.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
There are countless cases in which lawyers and judges argue over whether defendants have, indeed, exercised their constitutional “right to remain silent.” This is one of them.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Police can seize your stuff and keep it, even if you haven't been charged.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Nicholas Glisson died 37 days into an eight year prison sentence while under the care of a private health contractor.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A legal case about the rights of registered sex offenders has gone all the way to the Supreme Court. Here's what you need to know.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Elliot Earl Williams, an inmate of the Tulsa County Detention Center, laid on the floor of his jail cell, paralyzed, without receiving any help for 51 hours before he died.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Phillip Chance's decades-long journey through the criminal justice system is an epic story of missed opportunities, political grandstanding, and bad timing.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
A failure of all checks and balances within the criminal justice system leaves Clifton Dewayne Harvin serving 60 years in prison.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed by a group of mentally ill prisoners against federal prison officials at ADX-Florence.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
In 1982 , JoAnn Tate was murdered in front of her two young children. A 7-year-old would, in some ways, become the judge and jury on the case.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A new lawsuit challenges part of the Alabama constitution that allows election registrars to determine voting eligibility based on the "moral turpitude" of convicted felons.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Percell Warren and Nathaniel Epps died while fighting a rape conviction — but their battle still goes on.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Can a man be convicted of assault if he committed the crime while he was suffering from a brain hemorrhage? A criminal case from the past sheds light on today's justice system.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court made a decision in the case New York Times v Sullivan that would forever alter the way journalists practiced journalism. Brooke speaks with Andrew Cohen, contributing editor at The Atlantic and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the decision's impact on the First Amendment.
Supreme Court audio courtesy of Oyez®, a multimedia judicial archive at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Monday, April 22, 2013
With the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing, there are now a host of legal questions emerging. Should he have been immediately read his Miranda rights? Should he be labelled an "enemy combatant"? What kind of trial will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get? Legal journalist Andrew Cohen, contributor to The Atlantic, legal analyst for 60 Minutes, and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, provides context.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Voters in 38 states across the country also cast their votes yesterday on a total of 176 ballot measures. Among the initiatives that passed: Maine and Maryland became the first states...
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Forget the presidential hubbub. Millions of voters could wake up tomorrow in a state where marijuana is legal. Not medicinal, not decriminalized — legal. Andrew Cohen, a contributing ...