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Terror in the balance : security, liberty, and the courts

Author: Eric A Posner; Adrian Vermeule
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Introduction. Part I: Constitutional Law and Theory. 1. Emergencies, Tradeoffs, and Deference. 2. The Panic Theory. 3. The Democratic Failure Theory. 4. The Ratchet Theory and Other Long-Run Effects. Part II: Applications. 5. Institutional Alternatives to Judicial Deference. 6. Coercive Interrogation. 7. Speech, Due Process, and Political Trials. 8. Military Force. Conclusion: Emergency Powers and Lawyers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Posner, Eric A.
Terror in the balance.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006007848
(OCoLC)64592156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Posner; Adrian Vermeule
ISBN: 019804237X 9780198042372
OCLC Number: 609351542
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The tradeoff thesis --
The panic theory --
The democratic failure theory --
The Ratchet theory, and other long-run effects --
Institutional alternatives to judicial deference --
Coercive interrogation --
Speech, due process, and political trials --
Military force.
Responsibility: Eric A. Posner, Adrian Vermeule.

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Introduction. Part I: Constitutional Law and Theory. 1. Emergencies, Tradeoffs, and Deference. 2. The Panic Theory. 3. The Democratic Failure Theory. 4. The Ratchet Theory and Other Long-Run Effects. Part II: Applications. 5. Institutional Alternatives to Judicial Deference. 6. Coercive Interrogation. 7. Speech, Due Process, and Political Trials. 8. Military Force. Conclusion: Emergency Powers and Lawyers' Expertise. Notes. Index.

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