Mar
21
2008

Jeff Cohen on Winter Soldier, Carl Bogus on 2nd Amendment debate

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This week on CounterSpin: Veterans and some active duty soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan gathered in Maryland this month for Winter Soldier, offering harrowing and often heartbreaking testimony about their experiences in war. The remarkable event elicited next to no corporate media coverage. FAIR founder Jeff Cohen will join us to share his thoughts.

Also on CounterSpin today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case challenging Washington D.C.'s handgun ban. Conservative and liberal legal experts appearing in the media seem increasingly to agree that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to own guns. We'll discuss the 2nd Amendment debate with Carl Bogus, a law professor at Roger Williams University.

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Iraq Winter Soldier Hearings: Victory for Independent Media, by Jeff Cohen (Huffington Post, 3/16/08)

The Second Amendment in Law and History, by Carl Bogus