Law and the Long War : The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Wittes offers the first nonpartisan critique of a crucial front in America's war on terror--the legal battles fought by and among the Bush administration, the U.S. Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Author Biography

Benjamin Wittes is a fellow and research director in public law at the Brookings Institution. A former editorial writer for The Washington Post specializing in legal affairs, he currently writes an online column for The New Republic and is a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Law of September 10p. 19
The Administration's Responsep. 44
The Real Guantanamop. 72
The Necessity And Impossibility of Judicial Reviewp. 103
The Case for Congressp. 131
The Twin Problems of Detention And Trialp. 151
An Honest Interrogation Lawp. 183
Surveillance Law for a New Centuryp. 219
Conclusionp. 256
Acknowledgmentsp. 266
Notesp. 270
Indexp. 302
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