Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror

Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror

by Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr., Aziz Z. Huq

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ISBN-13: 9781595581174
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 03/26/2007
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author


Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. is senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He was chief counsel to the Church Committee. He lives in New York City.

Aziz Z. Huq is associate counsel at the Brennan Center and previously clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Cold War Lessons
Flawed Mandates: Early Years of the FBI and CIA     13
Revelations of the Church Committee     21
Reform and Resistance: Consequences of the Church Committee     50
Adopting Tactics of the Enemy
Our Torture Policy     65
"Extraordinary Rendition" and the Wages of Hypocricy     97
Bringing War Back Home     124
The Constitution Turned Upside Down
Kings and Presidents     153
The King's Counsel     187
Conclusion: A Republic, If You Can Keep It     200
Postscript     208
Acknowledgments     216
Notes     217
Index     275

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