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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, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [3rd ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In this vivid and important critique of the government's response to terrorism, a prominent constitutional scholar and one of the nation's leading experts on privacy warn that civil liberties are being needlessly sacrificed without effectively protecting national security."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cole; James X Dempsey
ISBN: 1565849396 9781565849396 1565847822 9781565847828
OCLC Number: 63680721
Notes: Dempsey's name appears first on the original 2nd edition.
Description: xviii, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the third edition --
Foreword to the third edition / Nancy Talanian and Kit Gage --
Introduction --
Part I : Investigating First Amendment activities : the FBI before September 2001--
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! --
Part II : Control vs. discretion : the limits of legal restrictions on the FBI's authority --
Mechanisms for control of the FBI ; Reform and retrenchment ; Constitutional limits-the role of the judiciary --
Part III : The 1996 Antiterrorism Act : 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 --
Part IV: After 9/11 : fighting a war on terror, at home and abroad ; New challenges, old dilemmas ; Detention and interrogation ; The Patriot Act --
unleashing government spying, reducing oversight ; Casting a broad net, catching few big fish ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Cole, James X. Dempsey ; foreword by Nancy Talanian and Kit Gage.

Abstract:

"In this vivid and important critique of the government's response to terrorism, a prominent constitutional scholar and one of the nation's leading experts on privacy warn that civil liberties are being needlessly sacrificed without effectively protecting national security."--Jacket.

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