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Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security / Edition 3

Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security / Edition 3

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ISBN-13: 9781565849396
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Edition description: Revised and Updated
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Cole is the George Mitchell Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation. He is the author of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, the American Book Award–winning Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, and The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable and is a co-author (with James Dempsey) of Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security and (with Jules Lobel) of Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, both published by The New Press. He lives in Washington, D.C.

James X. Dempsey is executive director at the Center for Democracy and Technology and former assistant counsel to the U.S. House of Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Constitutional Rights.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionix
Foreword to the First Editionxiii
Part IInvestigating First Amendment Activities: The FBI's Recent History
2.The FBI's Investigation of Central American Activists, 1981 - 198521
3.The Investigation and Attempted Deportation of the Los Angeles 835
4.Intelligence Investigations from Amnesty International to Earth First!49
Part IIControl vs. Discretion: The Limits of Legal Restrictions on the FBI's Authority
5.Mechanisms for Control of the FBI65
6.Seventy-Five Years of Reform and Retrenchment71
7.Constitutional Limits--The Role of the Judiciary91
Part IIIThe 1996 and 2001 Antiterrorism Acts: Curtailing Civil Liberties in the Name of Fighting Terrorism
8.Prologue to the 1996 Antiterrorism Act107
9.The 1996 Antiterrorism Act's Central Provisions117
10.The Impact of the 1996 Act127
11.Fighting a War against Terrorism, at Home and Abroad147
AppendixLaw Professors' Petition189

What People are Saying About This

Victor Navasky

[S]hould be read by anyone who cares about civil liberties. (Victor Navasky, Publisher and Editorial Director, The Nation)

John Conyers Jr.

I heartily recommend this book to all concerned with the protection of our traditional liberties.

Gore Vidal

A most useful book on a delicate subject.

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