"Habeas Corpus after 9/11 is an impassioned and exhaustive examination of the lack of legal safeguards afforded to detainees at such places as
Guantánamo, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, and to those who were the subjects of extraordinary rendition. . . . Thoughtful and well-researched responses to the conditions of the time . . . provide[s] political scientists and historians with perspectives on habeas corpus that they need to consider."-Law and Politics Book Review
“Deftly connecting Guantánamo to other secret prisons, law to politics, secrecy to terror, and the efforts of the courts to frame and reframe the ancient writ of habeas corpus for a modern era, Hafetz explores what was lost when habeas became a legal question as opposed to an answer. Anyone seeking a way forward on the issues of detention, incarceration, and the rule of law that continue to plague us would be well advised to start looking here for the answers.”
“We all have snatches of the conversation in our heads: Guantánamo, habeas corpus, enemy combatant, military commissions, Bagram, rendition and torture. This book by one of the key lawyers on the front lines in the post-9/11 legal battles puts these pieces together; what emerges is not pretty. If you want to understand how a country that claimed it was the paradigm of fair treatment in its criminal justice system has tailored its laws to expediency, read this disturbing book."
-Michael Ratner,President, Center for Constitutional Rights
"Hafetz's book is an excellent account of the five major Supreme Court cases addressing habeas corpus and constitutional rights to a fair trial after 9/11."-Choice