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"Counselor" Cohan on Law & Procedure
Author William D. Cohan carried his “something happened”
media tour to two additional programs, appearing Sunday
on the Jim Campbell show and Monday on WYNC, where
he was interviewed by Leonard Lopate (a politically correct type who rarely
defends prosecuto...
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Howard Update
Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on the bench.” The prosecutor ...
Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 year...
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Credibility & Commentary
I have a piece
over at Minding the Campus on the issue of accountability, this time in the
commentariat regarding the current war on campus sexual assault. One of the people I looked at was retired Penn anthropology
professor (specialist in Women's Studies,...
I have a piece over at Minding the Campus on the issue of accountability, this time in the commentariat regarding the current war on campus sexual assault. One of the people I looked at was retired Penn anthropology profes...
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Judges Overturns Howard Verdict, Citing Nifong's "False and Misleading" Statements
Radley Balko reports that Durham judge Orlando Hudson has
overturned the conviction of Darryl Howard, citing police and prosecutorial
misconduct. (The prosecutor in the case was then-ADA Mike Nifong.) Howard will
now receive a new trial. Given the paucity o...
Radley Balko reports that Durham judge Orlando Hudson has overturned the conviction of Darryl Howard, citing police and prosecutorial misconduct. (The prosecutor in the case was then-ADA Mike Nifong.) Howard will now receive ...
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Rabinowitz Eviscerates Author Cohan
In the Monday edition of the Wall Street Journal , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dorothy Rabinowitz has thoroughly taken apart the arguments of author William D. Cohan , as expressed in both Cohan's book and his myriad interviews. In addition to winning the...
In the Monday edition of the Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dorothy Rabinowitz has thoroughly taken apart the arguments of author William D. Cohan, as expressed in both Cohan's book and his myriad intervie...
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Civil Suit Settlement
Anne Blythe at the N&O brings word of the final resolution of the civil suit filed by the three falsely accused players. The suit was effectively neutered by the 4th Circuit, and the settlement reflects that reality: the city has agreed to make a $50,000 do...
Anne Blythe at the N&O brings word of the final resolution of the civil suit filed by the three falsely accused players. The suit was effectively neutered by the 4th Circuit, and the settlement reflects that reality: the city...
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The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous N&O   apologia for the ...
Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the ...
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Gottlieb News
WRAL's Julia Sims is reporting that former Sgt. Mark Gottlieb died on Saturday , apparently of suicide. He had, according to WRAL, been living in DeKalb County, Georgia, where he had worked as a paramedic after leaving the Durham Police.
WRAL's Julia Sims is reporting that former Sgt. Mark Gottlieb died on Saturday, apparently of suicide. He had, according to WRAL, been living in DeKalb County, Georgia, where he had worked as a paramedic after leaving the Dur...
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More on McLeod
Last year, James Taranto published
a sensational piece on a kangaroo court at Auburn; I praised
it at Minding the Campus . Taranto’s effectiveness came in his ability to
bring observers inside a badly flawed sexual assault process. The Liestoppers board has...
Last year, James Taranto published a sensational piece on a kangaroo court at Auburn; I praised it at Minding the Campus. Taranto’s effectiveness came in his ability to bring observers inside a badly flawed sexual assault pro...
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Lacrosse, Litigation, & Editorial Strategy
Earlier today, the Duke lacrosse team narrowly defeated
Notre in the national championship game. In the run-up to the event, CBS
Sports had an article on Casey Carroll, a member of the 2006 team whose
life has taken an extraordinary turn since then. Carroll...
Earlier today, the Duke lacrosse team narrowly defeated Notre in the national championship game. In the run-up to the event, CBS Sports had an article on Casey Carroll, a member of the 2006 team whose life has taken an extrao...
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Nifong Ironies in Settlement
Two Nifong-related ironies in the civil suit settlement: First, the H-S reports the following: Seligmann attorney Richard Emery “said the former prosecutor had agreed to make a $1,000 contribution to the Innocence Inquiry Commission and reaffirm 'his statem...
Two Nifong-related ironies in the civil suit settlement: First, the H-S reports the following: Seligmann attorney Richard Emery “said the former prosecutor had agreed to make a $1,000 contribution to the Innocence Inquiry Com...
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Cohan's Greatest Hits
Now that author William D. Cohan appears to be wrapping up
his publicity tour—and his review process ended with a biting item from the Independent —it might be worth reviewing
some of his “greatest hits” in interviews. A general comment: in a highly
unusual...
Now that author William D. Cohan appears to be wrapping up his publicity tour—and his review process ended with a biting item from the Independent—it might be worth reviewing some of his “greatest hits” in interviews. A gener...
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Professor of History
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  • Brooklyn College
    Professor of History, 1999 - present
  • Williams College
    Professor of History, 1995 - 1999
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Scarborough, Maine
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Mass., Maine - Tel Aviv, Israel
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I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. I have a B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. At Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, I teach classes in 20th century US political, constitutional, and diplomatic history; in 2007-8, I was Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the Humanities at Tel Aviv University.
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  • Harvard University
    Ph.D, 1993
  • Univ. of Chicago
    M.A., 1989
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