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Alan Dershowitz

Protesting to Prosecution

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The history of the prosecution of alleged perpetrators of violence against African American victims brought about with heavy public and political pressure hasn't been good for the alleged victims and those who conducted the prosecution.

Snowden Support Swells at Debate on NSA Surveillance

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

To trust a powerful and secretive intelligence agency may be a hard pill to swallow for anyone. In April, after a five-year investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the CIA misled the government on its secret detention and coercive interrogation program.


Francis Levy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media
Francis Levy

"He clearly coarsened American sensibilities," Alan M. Dershowitz is quoted as saying about Al Goldstein, in today's front page Times obit of the infa...

Ted Cruz: 'Don't Blink'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Senator Cruz is on a crusade to become president. Cruz knows that if he can win over the conservative wing of his party with stirring rhetoric filled with red meat, he will be in a formidable position for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

Not About BDS

Kristofer Petersen-Overton | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Kristofer Petersen-Overton

There is something particularly poisonous about the kind of political opportunism on display at Brooklyn College right now. The rapid manufacture of a national controversy in this case reveals, once again, the tenuous state of academic freedom on our campuses.

Alan Dershowitz, Defender of Academic Freedom - Heal Thyself!

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

While trumpeting himself as a defender of academic freedom, Alan Dershowitz's actual record calls that self-approbation into doubt.

Jeffrey Toobin On the Supreme Court: "Yes, It's Very Political"

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin spoke with Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz at 92Y on November 16, 2012. In this clip, Toobin talks about whethe...

Why Obama Needs to Stop Netanyahu's Dangerous Driving

David Miles | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
David Miles

President Obama needs to start spending some of the political capital he earned through his election victory to help restart the peace process, which has stalled since Mr. Netanyahu took office four years ago.

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

Jeffrey Toobin: "What A Radical Argument It Was To Try and Have This Healthcare Law Overturned"

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

CNN Legal Analyst and author of The Oath, Jeffrey Toobin, spoke with Alan Dershowitz on Friday, November 16 about the Obama administration and the S...

Alan Dershowitz: "A Time for the Pro-Israel Community to Unite"

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
92nd Street Y

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz spoke with CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin on November 16, 2012. In this clip, Alan gives his thoughts on th...

Call It Democracy 2012: An Electoral Storm

Matt Kohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Kohn

There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian President Signals Willingness To Restart Talks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

In a private appearance with Jewish leaders in New York on Monday night, a conciliatory Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he felt the...

Remembering Alexander Cockburn

Conn Hallinan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Conn Hallinan

For Chaos heard his voice: him all his Traine Follow'd in the bright procession to behold Creation, and the wonders of his might. --Parad...

The Bible And Constitution Protect The KKK's Right To 'Adopt-A-Highway'

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Racist, homophobic and hateful organizations like the KKK undermine their ideology more than promote it. Allowing them to speak in public helps expose them for who they are. The best way to respond and defeat those ideologies is by exposing them.

Report Shows More Than One Side to Zimmerman Storyline

Jeff Norman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime
Jeff Norman

Those who demanded a criminal prosecution see themselves as righteous defenders of a victim, but they fail to realize Zimmerman is also a victim, because he's been denied the presumption of innocence to which he's entitled.

The Unchecked Charging Power of the Prosecutor

Radley Balko | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime
Radley Balko

The power prosecutors have to charge people with crimes is often overlooked.

Old Jews Telling Jokes

Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

Anyone who is cleaning up wrapping paper, taking down decorations and cleaning up the mess left from the holiday rush will appreciate this midday, Int...

Can Larry David Bring Peace To The Middle East?

Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

Larry David isn't generally known as a peace maker, but an episode of his show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," could just help solve one of the most intracta...

The Jewish Solution Problem

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Dovid Efune

We need to be proactive, aggressive and constantly on the attack, pushing forward the Jewish narrative and positions, holding haters and their enablers accountable in a relentless fashion.

Famed Lawyer's In-Law Dies In Crash

AP | Posted 09.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A U.S. Postal Service truck driver accidentally struck and killed a retired state Supreme Court special referee who was the sister-in...

Freedom of the Press vs. State Secrets

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Does the press have the right to disclose some secrets? I believe that too many documents are designated "top-secret" when they really should be designated "embarrassing."

A Better Medium: Baha'i And The Future of Journalism

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Paula Gordon

It's encouraging to know that at least one of the world's faith traditions puts justice where it belongs: front and center.

Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan yesterday as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contribu...