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Terrorism and the Constitution : Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security - David Cole

Terrorism and the Constitution

Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security

Paperback Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781565849396
Number Of Pages: 320

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Tracing the history of government intrusions on Constitutional rights in response to threats from abroad, Cole and Dempsey warn that a society in which civil liberties are sacrificed in the name of national security is in fact less secure than one in which they are upheld.

A new chapter includes a discussion of domestic spying, preventive detention, the many court challenges to post–9/11 abuses, implementation of the PATRIOT ACT, and efforts to reestablish the checks and balances left behind in the rush to strengthen governmental powers.


Timely and important.... This is a book every citizen should read and act upon.

Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Foreword to the Third Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Investigating First Amendment Activities: The FBI Before September 2001
The FBI's Investigation of Central American Activists, 1981-1985p. 25
The Investigation and Attempted Deportation of the Los Angeles 8p. 41
Intelligence Investigations from Amnesty International to Earth First!p. 57
Control vs. Discretion: The Limits of Legal Restrictions on the FBI's Authority
Mechanisms for Control of the FBIp. 73
Reform and Retrenchmentp. 79
Constitutional Limits-The Role of the Judiciaryp. 107
The 1996 Antiterrorism Act: Curtailing Civil Liberties in the Name of Fighting Terrorism
Prologue to the 1996 Antiterrorism Actp. 125
The 1996 Antiterrorism Act's Central Provisionsp. 135
The Impact of the 1996 Actp. 147
After 9/11: Fighting a War on Terror, at Home and Abroad
New Challenges, Old Dilemmasp. 173
Detention and Interrogationp. 177
The Patriot Act-Unleashing Government Spying, Reducing Oversightp. 195
Casting a Broad Net, Catching Few Big Fishp. 219
Conclusionp. 239
Notesp. 251
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781565849396
ISBN-10: 1565849396
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1