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Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror

Author: Peter Jan Honigsberg
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines what the author sees as the Bush administration's manipulation of American and international law and its human consequences, especially as evidenced by the treatment received by people charged as enemy combatants in the War on Terror.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jan Honigsberg
ISBN: 9780520254725 0520254724
OCLC Number: 261173659
Description: xix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Cuban iguana and American jurisprudence --
Foreword / Erwin Chemerinsky --
Opening --
Introducing the term enemy combatant --
Justifying harsh interrogations and torture --
Asserting absolute power as Commander in Chief --
Yaser Hamdi, American citizen --
Jose Padilla, American citizen --
Ali Saleh Kalah Al Marri, American resident --
Preventive detention --
Guantanamo and the road to the Supreme Court, 2002-2004 --
Why Guantanamo? --
Martin Luther King weekend, January 2002 --
The road to the Supreme Court --
With a little help from the Cuban Iguana --
A historic Supreme Court decision : Rasul v. Bush --
Inhumane treatment of detainees at Guantanamo --
Interrogation log of a Guantanamo detainee --
FBI report : July 29, 2004 --
Denial of treatment --
Suicides at the base --
The emergency response force --
Hunger strikers and force-feeding --The Administration under siege, 2004-2006 --
Combatant Status Review Tribunals --
Administrative review boards --
Government interference with attorneys. The Administration's legal position falters --
Winds of change, 2006-2008 --
A second historic Supreme Court decision : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld --
The Military Commissions Act --
The third Guantanamo case : Boumediene v. Bush --
Supreme Court oral arguments --
A parallel case on reviewing CSRT hearings --
The return to war crime prosecutions : Hicks, Khadr, and Hamdan --
Victory : Boumediene v. Bush --
Another blow to the Administration : Parhat v. Gates --
The evolution of extraordinary rendition --
Case study : Khalid El-Masri --
Case study : Maher Arar --
Case study : Abu Omar --
Violating human rights laws --
John Walker Lindh --
Richard Colvin Reid --
Zacarias Moussaoui --
The Lackawanna Six --
Closing --
Addendum: visiting Guantanamo Bay.
Responsibility: Peter Jan Honigsberg ; foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky.

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A story of the Bush administration's response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 - and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedies, abandonment of the Constitution, and  Read more...

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"Provides a compelling account of the human costs of the erosion of civil rights in the post-9/11 US." Times Higher Education "A powerful indictment Bush's War on Terror, vivid and horrifying and Read more...

 
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