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After graduating from Yale Law School, Professor Cole served as a law clerk to Judge Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Cole then became a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights where he litigated a number of major First Amendment cases, including Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 928 (1990), which established that the First Amendment protects flag burning, and National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, which challenged the Constitutionality of content restrictions on federal art funding. He continues to litigate First Amendment and other constitutional issues as a volunteer staff attorney at the Center. He has published in a variety of areas, including civil rights, criminal justice, constitutional law and law and literature. He is the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a commentator on National Public Radio: All Things Considered, and the author of three books: Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (New Press, 2d ed. 2005); Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties for National Security (New Press, 3d ed. 2005) (with James X. Dempsey); and No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (New Press, 1999). Enemy Aliens received the American Book Award and the Hefner First Amendment Prize in 2004. No Equal Justice was named Best Nonfiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review, best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association, and was awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu prize from the Jesuit Honor Society in 2001. Professor Cole has received numerous awards for his civil Rights and civil liberties work, including from the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of the Freedom of Expression, the American Bar Association's Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, the National Lawyers Guild, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Political Asylum and Immigrants' Rights Project, the American Muslim Council, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.



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In a recent book, “Engines of Liberty,” David Cole, the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, devoted an admiring chapter to Hammer and ..... “There was no problem,” Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami, who has extensively studied Stand Your Ground, said.
Put the United States 2016 election aside for a moment and consider the rest of the world. Countries that we once thought of as reliable democracies are taking turns for the autocratic and nationalistic. Even Germany has far-right groups in parliament for the first time since the demise of the Nazis.

On the other side were Colorado Solicitor General Frederick Yarger, charged with defending Colorado's anti-discrimination law, and David Cole of the ... Anthony Kreis, a law professor specializing in LGBTQ rights, said, “It seems to me that the four liberals and Justice Kennedy really weren't buying into the ...
Her case was argued by a professor emeritus at her alma mater and Shon Hopwood, a professor of law at Georgetown University who himself was formerly incarcerated. Read more about the case here. To get this delivered to your inbox, subscribe to The Stranger's Daily Slog newsletter. Subscribe.
In Pillars of Justice, Owen Fiss, a legendary Yale law professor, reflects on the company he has kept, offering discerning profiles of the lawyers and scholars he's worked with and admired over the course of his 50-year career. Some were mentors, others colleagues, one a student—all close friends.

David Cole, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, was referring to those three cases when he said, "At the broadest level, the court has ... spitballing otherwise enveloping Washington," said Jeffrey L. Fisher, a Stanford law professor who frequently argues cases before the Supreme Court.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be skipping House and Senate Appropriations Committee hearings today in order to explain his actions in the Russiagate scandal to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but that shouldn't stop members of Congress from demanding answers about what has become of ...

Three months later, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, right after Comey requested more resources to investigate Trump's campaign's ties to Russia, prompting ACLU national legal director David Cole to declare to Politico that this was, indeed, a genuine constitutional crisis. So I went back to the same ...
Josh Blackman is a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and the author of ... David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown ...
Last summer, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that Georgetown Law professor David Cole would become its national legal director. The change wouldn't happen until January, but Cole began envisioning the headway he'd make once Hillary Clinton's liberal-leaning Supreme Court nominees ...
Now that Georgetown constitutional law professor David Cole has been named the American Civil Liberties Union's next national legal director, his April article in The Atlantic on “How to Reverse Citizens United” delivers a second punch. Cole's article gives campaign-finance reform advocates a blueprint ...
David Cole: Why did Yale decide not to change the name of Calhoun College, despite the fact that many students and alumni called on it to do so? .... Penn Law professor Amy Wax was here speaking against affirmative action, Greg Lukianoff of FIRE, one of the principal critics of what he sees as ...
David Cole (@DavidColeACLU) is National Legal Director of the ACLU and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is the author of seven ...


 

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