Terrorism and the Constitution

Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security
Product Number: EB00667961
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781595585868
Publisher: The New Press
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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.

Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2006

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