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Developments in the national security policy of the United States since 9/11; the separate roles of the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court.

9780773449978

Developments in the national security policy of the United States since 9/11; the separate roles of the President, the Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Cutler, Leonard.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2008

356 pages

$119.95

Hardcover

UZ23

Cutler (public law, Siena College) critically surveys the changed legal landscape of US national security in the wake of George W. Bush's announcement of a "Global War on Terror." He summarizes and explains the positions of contending sides as concerns the indefinite detention of "enemy combatants;" military detention, treatment, and trial of non-citizens; the Military Commissions Act of 2006; the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 and the Writ of Habeas Corpus; government surveillance and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008; and the use of presidential signing statements. For each of these issues he reviews, where appropriate, relevant legislation, litigant arguments, Supreme Court rulings (including concurring and dissenting opinions), executive arguments and positions, and congressional debates. He also includes 100 pages of documentary materials, such as the texts of the Detainee Treatment Act and the Military Commissions Act, Defense Department memos, sections of the Geneva Conventions, et cetera.

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