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Terrorism and the constitution : sacrificing civil liberties in the name of national security

Author: David Cole; James X Dempsey
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©2002.
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Argues that the United States should not sacrifice civil liberties in an attempt to increase national security and discusses the impact of the 1996 Antiterrorism Act and the 2001 Patriot Act on a free society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cole; James X Dempsey
ISBN: 1565847822 9781565847828 0962770531 9780962770531
OCLC Number: 50558833
Notes: Originally published: 2nd ed. Washington, DC : First Amendment Foundation, ©2002.
Dempsey's name appears first on the original 2nd edition.
Description: xvii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Investigating First Amendment activities: the FBI's recent history. The FBI's investigation of Central American activists, 1981-1985 --The investigation and attempted deportation of the Los Angeles 8 --
Intelligence investigations from Amnesty International to Earth First! --
pt. II. Control vs. discretion: The limits of legal restrictions on the FBI's authority. Mechanisms for control of the FBI --
Seventy-five years of reform and retrenchment --
Constitutional limits:the role of the judiciary --
pt. III. The 1996 and 2001 Antiterrorism Acts: curtailing civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. Prologue to the 1996 Antiterrorism Act --
The 1996 Antiterrorism Act's central provisions --
The impact of the 1996 act --
Fighting a war against terrorism, at home and abroad --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Law professors' petition.
Responsibility: David Cole, James X. Dempsey ; foreword by Carole Goldberg.

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Argues that the United States should not sacrifice civil liberties in an attempt to increase national security and discusses the impact of the 1996 Antiterrorism Act and the 2001 Patriot Act on a free society.

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