Terrorism

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Overview

Contentious issues such as the death penalty, civil liberties, and reproductive rights touch on people's deeply held beliefs. Greenhaven Press's Issues on Trial series captures the passion and depth of those debates, examining how the courts have helped to shape each issue through their rulings. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and includes primary sources like the text of court rulings and dissenting opinions, as well as secondary sources such as analyses and views of the rulings. Offering both historical and contemporary material, each Issues on Trial volume offers a wealth of information on issues currently confronting society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737739824
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Series: Issues on Trial Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents


Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Trying Terrorist Suspects in U.S. Federal Courts
Case Overview: The United States of America v. Zacarias Moussaoui (2002)     20
Moussaoui Deserves Death for His Role in the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks   Robert Spencer     23
Moussaoui Does Not Deserve to Become a Martyr   Edward MacMahon     31
Moussaoui's Life Sentence Was Just   Hendrik Hertzberg     39
The Media Should Have Been Allowed to Broadcast the Moussaoui Trial   John Rosenthal     44
Affirming Due Process Rights for U.S. Citizens Deemed Enemy Combatants
Case Overview: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004)     55
The Court's Decision: U.S. Citizens Detained as Enemy Combatants Must Be Afforded Due Process   Sandra Day O'Connor     58
Dissenting Opinion: Citizens Detained as Enemy Combatants Should Be Freed or Charged and Tried   Antonin Scalia     70
Hamdi Diminishes Citizens' Civil Rights   Mel Lipman     79
Due Process Protections Should Extend to Noncitizens   Peter H. Schuck     84
Hamdi Sets a Dangerous Precedent   Marc Norton     92
Military Commissions Violate the Law
Case Overview: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)     103
The Court's Decision: MilitaryCommissions Contravene U.S. and International Law   John Paul Stevens     106
Dissenting Opinion: Military Commissions Are Regularly Constituted Courts   Samuel Alito Jr.     118
The President Must Comply with Law   Walter Dellinger   Dahlia Lithwick     125
Hamdan Reveals America's Commitment to the Geneva Conventions   Aziz Huq     129
The Supreme Court Has Overstepped Its Power   Andrew C. McCarthy     135
Congress Needs a Clear Counterterrorism Policy   Kenneth Anderson     146
Can Suspected Terrorists Be Held Indefinitely Without Charge?
Case Overview: Boumediene et al. v. Bush (2008) and Al Odah et al. v. United States (2008)     164
The Court's Decision: Terror Suspects Must Be Afforded Habeas Corpus   Anthony M. Kennedy     167
Combatant Status Review Tribunals Are a Sham   Stephen Abraham     180
Detained Enemy Combatants Have a Right to Habeas Corpus$dAmerican Civil Liberties Union and Public Justice     187
Enemy Aliens Have Never Had the Right to Habeas Corpus$dCriminal Justice Legal Foundation     195
Organizations to Contact     201
For Further Research     206
Index     211
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