Thinking about Terrorism: The Threat to Civil Liberties in Times of National Emergency

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American Bar Association, 2007 - Law - 221 pages
Written by one of the top trial lawyers alive today, this is Michael Tigar's look at how government through history has responded to terrorism, with an analysis of our own government's response to the attacks of 9/11, particularly in regard to our own civil liberties. When does safety at any cost undermine the very basis for our republic? This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the state of our civil liberties today.
 

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Contents

StateSponsored Terrorism and Its Perpetrators
1
B How to Judge StateSponsored TerrorWhere to Stand and What to Do
13
C Judicial ProceedingsLetelierMoffttt
27
D Judicial ProceedingsPinochet not Kissinger
31
E Judicial Proceedingsthe French Cases
45
1 Vichy FranceThe Background
46
2 The Crime Against Humanity
48
3 French Penal Code
51
1 Terrorism in Anticolonial Struggles
124
3 Ethnic and Religious Hostility Terror
125
b Kenya
126
c South Africa
127
d Algeria
128
e Peru
130
D The Peoples Mojahedin of IranCase Study of a Flawed Policy
136
E The Fourth Amendment Privacy and Social Danger
148

4 The Barbie CaseToo Clever by Half
52
5 Touviers Capture
54
7 The Executions at RillieuxlaPape
57
8 Maurice Papon and the Confession of Collaboration
69
F Reconciliation Amnesty TruthSouth Africa Chile and Elsewhere
74
G International Criminal TribunalsJurisdiction Procedure Fairness Limits
79
Terrorism Liberty Security Profit
90
Group and Individual TerrorismNonState Actors
111
B The Colonial Roots of Terrorism and the Fallacy of NationBuilding
115
C Revolutionary Violence Civil War and Terrorism
119
1 Persons Houses Papers Effects
151
2 The Warrant Clause
152
3 Particularly Describing
154
4 Executive Branch Seeks More Power
156
F Judge Richard Posner Terrorism and the Constitution
163
G Military Commissions Fairness and Americas Image
190
H Conclusion
193
INDEX
203
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
221
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