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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Contents

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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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