Books by David Cole

Released: March 29, 2016

"Cole's book is compelling, especially in today's climate of gridlock following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While the title of the book proposes a how-to for the average person, however, the precept becomes fuzzy when these champions are NRA presidents, Harvard lawyers, and other highly visible proponents."
An analysis of how Constitutional law can be changed by principled and committed people who work outside the system rather than within it. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 27, 2007

"What is to be done? Treat the rule of law 'as an asset, not an obstacle,' the authors conclude. A resounding argument contra administration policy, more effectively stated than Alan Dershowitz's recent Preemption (2006)."
Call it speculation on disaster, the administration's policy of guessing where future threats lie and then impinging, imprisoning, invading. That policy, argue Cole (Law/Georgetown Univ.) and Lobel (Law/Univ. of Pittsburgh), is a failure. Read full book review >