Enemy within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties in the Wake of September 11 / Edition 1

Enemy within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties in the Wake of September 11 / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Schulhofer
ISBN-10:
087078482X
ISBN-13:
9780870784828
Pub. Date:
09/01/2002
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press

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Enemy within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties in the Wake of September 11 / Edition 1

The federal government, in the name of fighting a war on terrorism, has acquired comprehensive and wide-ranging new surveillance and law enforcement powers. While many of the new measures reflect legitimate concerns and the elusive nature of the terrorist threat, Stephen J. Schulhofer argues that many of these measures needlessly sacrifice important freedoms and might end up hampering, rather than advancing, the government's antiterrorist efforts. He points out that many of these new powers are not limited to terrorism cases, that many are not relevant to international terrorism cases at all, and that many do not require suspicion of any kind that the person being investigated is involved in criminal activity. And often, he notes, the executive branch can exercise these new powers unilaterally, without the supervisory control and judicial oversight that were taken for granted until September 11.

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ISBN-13: 9780870784828
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 83
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1.Introduction1
Chapter 2.The Context: Restrictions on Civil Liberties in Times of War7
Chapter 3.Detaining Suspected Terrorists11
Chapter 4.Restricting Access to Counsel23
Chapter 5.Enhancing Surveillance Powers29
Chapter 6.Enlarging Access to Financial, Educational, and Business Records49
Chapter 7.Reducing Supervision of Field Investigators55
Chapter 8.Next Steps65
Notes69
Index77
About the Author83

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