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By David Cole, James X. Dempsey

A chilling research of the constitutional expenses of the hot struggle on terrorism, from best experts.

Tracing the background of presidency intrusions on Constitutional rights in line with threats from in another country, Cole and Dempsey warn society during which civil liberties are sacrificed within the identify of nationwide safeguard is in reality much less safe than one during which they're upheld.

In a brilliant and significant critique of our government's reaction to threats —real and perceived —from communists within the Nineteen Fifties, relevant American activists within the Nineteen Eighties, Palestinians within the Nineties, and now Islamic terrorists within the twenty-first century, top constitutional students warn that lots of our government's anti-terrorism efforts sacrifice civil liberties with out successfully preserving nationwide safety.
James X. Dempsey, former assistant advice to the U.S. residence Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, and David Cole, a legislations professor and prime civil liberties attorney, contend that during its reaction to the assaults of September eleven, the Bush management has already repeated a few of the worst blunders of the earlier, and is not going to make american citizens safer. via evaluating fresh anti-terrorism measures to legislation enforcement abuses of the previous, the authors make a compelling case opposed to the 1996 and 2001 Anti-Terrorism Acts, either one of which provide the FBI way more range than is important or fascinating in a unfastened society.

A new bankruptcy encompasses a dialogue of family spying, preventive detention, the numerous court docket demanding situations to post-9/11 abuses, implementation of the PATRIOT ACT, and efforts to reestablish the exams and balances left at the back of within the rush to reinforce governmental powers.

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