Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security

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The New Press, 2006 - Political Science - 302 pages
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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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Review: Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security

User Review  - Bryan Mcquirk - Goodreads

A great read on the past abuses by the FBI against US citizens, and how recent law changes have opened to door for future abuses of power and the Constitution. Read full review

Review: Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security

User Review  - Sana - Goodreads

this book is amazing because it shows how the american government has employed the same tactics to diminish civil liberties under the fear of terror. from the times of communism to today, this book relays how the "enemy" changes but civil liberties are constantly obliterated. Read full review

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Contents

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1
Part I
23
Part II
71
Part III
123
Part IV
171
Notes
251
Index
291
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David Cole is a professor of law at Georgetown University James X. Dempsey is the policy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology and a former assistant counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights

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