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Author Ryan, Allan A., author.

Title The 9/11 terror cases : constitutional challenges in the war against Al Qaeda / Allan A. Ryan.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2015]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  345.056 R952n 2015    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  345.056 R952n 2015    ---  Available
Description xix, 218 pages ; 22 cm.
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Series Landmark law cases & American society
Landmark law cases & American society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Editors' Preface -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Guantanamo -- 2. The First Cases -- 3. The Supreme Court -- 4. The Decisions of 2004: Rasul, Hamdi, and Padilla -- 5. Hamdan -- 6. Boumediene -- 7. The Obama Administration -- 8. Conclusion -- Glossary -- Chronology -- Bibliographical Esssay -- Index.
Summary "The terrorist attacks of 9/11 are indelibly etched into our cultural memory. This is the story of how the legal ramifications of that day brought two presidents, Congress, and the Supreme Court into repeated confrontation over the incarceration of hundreds of suspected terrorists and "enemy combatants" at the US naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Could these prisoners (including an American citizen) be held indefinitely without due process of law? Did they have the right to seek their release by habeas corpus in US courts? Could they be tried in a makeshift military judicial system? With Guantanamo well into its second decade, these questions have challenged the three branches of government, each contending with the others, and each invoking the Constitution's separation of powers as well as its checks and balances. In The 9/11 Terror Cases, Allan A. Ryan leads students and general readers through the pertinent cases: Rasul v. Bush and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, both decided by the Supreme Court in 2004; Hamdan v. Bush, decided in 2006; and Boumediene v. Bush, in 2008. An eloquent writer and an expert in military law and constitutional litigation, Ryan is an adept guide through the nuanced complexities of these cases, which rejected the sweeping powers asserted by President Bush and Congress, and upheld the rule of law, even for enemy combatants. In doing so, as we see clearly in Ryan's deft account, the Supreme Court's rulings speak directly to the extent and nature of presidential and congressional prerogative, and to the critical separation and balance of powers in the governing of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Trials (Terrorism) -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Constitutional law -- United States.
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) (OCoLC)fst01754980
Constitutional law. (OCoLC)fst00875797
Trials (Terrorism) (OCoLC)fst01156415
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2001 - 2009
ISBN 9780700621705 paperback
0700621709 paperback
9780700621323 hardcover
0700621326 hardcover
9780700621613 electronic book

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