The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11: Lawyers React to the Global War on Terrorism, Volume 2 Mark Shulman

ISBN: 9780275994426

Published: April 28th 2007

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272 pages


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The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11: Lawyers React to the Global War on Terrorism, Volume 2  by  Mark Shulman

The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11: Lawyers React to the Global War on Terrorism, Volume 2 by Mark Shulman
April 28th 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780275994426 | 3.48 Mb

The issue of the imperial presidency, which is raised in connection with the Bush administrations response to the legal issues flowing from the 9/11 attacks, is one that now resonates broadly across the American political landscape: not just with Democrats, but with Republicans too- and not just with lawyers, but with the American public generally. Are the legal powers of the President unlimited in cases of terrorist attacks on the United States?

Do the courts and legislatures have a role to play? How relevant is the U.S. Constitution in these instances? These reports, compiled by the NYC Bar Association merit wider distribution. Thus, Silkenat and Shulman have brought them together to give readers a clearer sense of what the rule of law really means to Americans. As noted in a New York Times editorial in January 2006: Nothing in the national consensus to combat terrorism after 9/11 envisioned the unilateral rewriting of more than 200 years of tradition and law by the president embarked on an ideological crusadeOver the past few years, much lip service has been paid to the phrase rule of law.

At the same time, the U.S. government has avoided basic rule of law principles by holding prisoners outside the law (off the books and out of Red Cross supervision, off shore or even on U.S. soil, but without due process or urgent matter that bears on the security of this country). In both volumes, learned practitioners and scholars argue in favor of adherence to time-tested principles. Each report has a preface that places the material in historical and legal context.



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