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Trump's Legal Jeopardy: Law Prof Marjorie Cohn and Former Judge/US Attorney Carol Lam Headline April

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

We're please to have a couple of superstar speakers for our next meeting, April 3, to talk about President Trump's numerous legal quagmires. Our guests are Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and prolific author; and Carol Lam, former Judge and US Attorney.


Professor Cohn is former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and member of the advisory board of Veterans for Peace. Her most recent book is Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues; she’ll have copies of the book to sign at the meeting. This is a return engagement to the club for Professor Cohn, she talked to us about the Trump Presidency two years ago.


Professor Cohn also contributes regularly to the daily emag Truthout, which works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for progressive and transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.

At Truthout, she recently synopsized Michael Cohen's congressional testimony: Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable Of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us. Professor Cohn said he fears that if Trump loses in 2020, “there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”

Counselor Lam is a frequent guest on MSNBC as an expert commentator on the ongoing Trump investigations.


Most recently, Counselor Lam was senior vice president and deputy general counselor at Qualcomm, 2007-2018. She was United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, 2002-2007. Prior to that position, she was a judge of the Superior Court of San Diego, where she presided over a criminal trial calendar. And she was Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of California 1986-2000, where she was Chief of the Major Frauds Section.


We’ll meet at the usual time -- first Wednesday of the month, April 3, 6:30 pm for socializing, snacks, beverages and desserts supplied by the membership, with programming beginning at 7 pm. We're meeting at a different location than usual -- the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center (aka the Senior Center), 8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942, at the corner of La Mesa Blvd. and University Avenue. This is the same place where we met in March. It's just a short hop from our usual location at the Community Center, across the street from the Little League field at the base of the hill leading up to the Community Center. There's plenty of parking in the Little League lot, just a short walk across University Avenue to the Senior Center, as well as a few limited parking spaces right next to the Senior Center, for those needing disabled parking or a shorter walk. Here it is on Google Maps.


We hope to be back in the Community Center in May -- and hope to see you in April!

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