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

ISBN-10:
1565849396
ISBN-13:
9781565849396
Pub. Date:
01/16/2006
Publisher:
New Press, The
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Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security / Edition 3

Tracing the history of government intrusions on Constitutional rights in response to threats from abroad, Cole and Dempsey warn that a society in which civil liberties are sacrificed in the name of national security is in fact less secure than one in which they are upheld.

A new chapter includes a discussion of domestic spying, preventive detention, the many court challenges to post–9/11 abuses, implementation of the PATRIOT ACT, and efforts to reestablish the checks and balances left behind in the rush to strengthen governmental powers.

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ISBN-13: 9781565849396
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/16/2006
Edition description: Revised and Updated
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationv
Preface to the Second Editionix
Foreword to the First Editionxiii
1.Introduction1
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
12.Conclusion177
AppendixLaw Professors' Petition189

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