Balancing civil rights and security: American judicial responses since 9/11

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Oceana Publications, 2003 - Law - 476 pages
"Balancing Civil Rights and Security: American Judicial Responses Since 9/11" presents the latest major cases together with commentary and pertinent documents for easy reference.This volume analyzes how these cases are shaping the law on terrorism, and explores how the United States must secure the country from future threats protecting civil liberties and the American way of life.This volume is divided into six sections under which federal court cases are analyzed. Each case includes an extensive commentary and selected, relevant documents used during the procedure, such as: original petition, opinion and appeal,, indictments, birth certificates, documentation used by the defense, and affidavits. Cases present the actual court decisions in major federal cases. Commentary articulates opinions on the government objectives for each case and how the decisions are changing the way Americans live. Documents are selectively compiled to present the rationales for the points of defendants and prosecutors.

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