Andrew Cohen

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; legal analyst, 60 Minutes

Andrew Cohen appears in the following:

Doesn’t Anyone Want to Know Who Killed Louise Cicelsky?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.


When Capital Punishment is a Game of Chance

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The latest edition of Case in Point from The Marshall Project tells the story of Renard Marcel Daniel. 


Old Law Lets Social Media Giants Side With Prosecutors in Criminal Cases

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Under a federal law from 1986, social media companies claim to be forbidden from providing the same information to defense attorneys that they are obligated to turn over to prosecutors. 


Corporate Accountability? Why Big Businesses Favor the 'C' Plea

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The weeks Case in Point is about plea deals — in particular “C” pleas — which tend to favor mostly corporations.  


When Coercion Enters The Interrogation Room

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A look at the complex and often blurry laws surrounding police conduct during interrogations. 


Who Polices Perjury?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If a witness lies, whose job is it to say so?


A Tragedy of Errors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The corkscrew case of Rogers Lacaze.


The Last Jim Crow Law

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Louisiana is one of two states where defendants can be convicted without unanimous juries, a tradition that stems from a history of white supremacy in the state.


Is There a Constitutional Right to Cash in on the Poor?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

One Arkansas county takes on a private probation company.


Despite Wrongful Convictions, Securing Freedom Isn't So Easy

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This week's Case In Point examines the story of Victor Rosario, who spent 32 years in prison in Massachusetts and the standard for review that freed him. 


Who Pays for Jail Rape?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Under “qualified immunity,” often no one.


Released From Prison Decades After a Retrial That Never Came

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. 


Defendants Struggle to Find Justice in Tennessee

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.


Is It Murder if There’s No Homicide?

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. 

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When Justice Goes Wrong

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.


When the Right to Remain Silent is Called Into Question

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.

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A Common Practice Among Local Police Draws Criticism from a Supreme Court Justice

Friday, March 10, 2017

Police can seize your stuff and keep it, even if you haven't been charged.


Prisoner Death Shines Light on Private Health Contractors

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nicholas Glisson died 37 days into an eight year prison sentence while under the care of a private health contractor. 

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SCOTUS to Decide: Can a Facebook Post Be Illegal?

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. 


Horror in Oklahoma: Man's Brutal Death Reveals Abuse in Tulsa Prison System

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.