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The Resource Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror", Richard L. Abel

Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror", Richard L. Abel

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Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror"
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Law's trials
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the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror"
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Richard L. Abel
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Performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror"
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eng
Summary
"The 'War on Terror', which the US launched after the 9/11 attacks, profoundly challenged the rule of law during the 16 years of the Bush and Obama administrations. In the companion volume, 'Law's Wars', I defined the rule of law, explained its importance, and charted its fate across five contested terrains : Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, interrogation and torture, electronic surveillance, and battlefield law of war crimes. I focused on the roles of two state institutions (executive and legislature) and civil society (media, lawyers, and NGOs) in defending the rule of law. Because the judiciary claims to be independent and apolitical, it is seen as the ultimate bulwark of the rule of law. The present volume, therefore, deals exclusively with judicial proceedings. Chapter One draws on history, primarily US and especially in moments of crisis, to derive research questions about when and how courts successfully defend the rule of law. The book then discusses six legal processes : criminal prosecutions of accused terrorists; courts martial of military service members for law of war violations; military commissions for Guantánamo prisoners, especially the so-called High Value Detainees; habeas corpus petitions by Guantánamo detainees (and a few others); civil damage actions by (and compensation schemes for) victims of both the "War on Terror" and terrorism; and civil liberties violations and responses to Islamophobia. The concluding chapter compares the fate of the rule of law across these six domains, as well as with the contested terrains examined in 'Law's Wars'. Although the two volumes address some of the same issues, they contain almost no overlap and can be read separately"--
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Abel, Richard L
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non fiction
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Cambridge studies in law and society
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  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Terrorism
  • Rule of law
  • Civil rights
  • Prisoners of war
  • Detention of persons
  • Habeas corpus
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Civil rights
  • Detention of persons
  • Habeas corpus
  • Rule of law
  • Terrorism
  • Cuba
  • United States
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Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror", Richard L. Abel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 807-820) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
Foreword / Harold Hongju Koh -- Foreword / Erwin Chemerinsky -- 1. Judging the judges -- 2. Criminal prosecutions -- 3. Courts-martial -- 4. Military commissions -- 5. Habeas corpus -- 6. Civil damages actions -- 7. Civil liberties -- 8. Reversible error?
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24 cm
Extent
xxi, 830 pages
Isbn
9781108429757
Lccn
2018007064
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1023821898
Label
Law's trials : the performance of legal institutions in the US "War on Terror", Richard L. Abel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 807-820) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Harold Hongju Koh -- Foreword / Erwin Chemerinsky -- 1. Judging the judges -- 2. Criminal prosecutions -- 3. Courts-martial -- 4. Military commissions -- 5. Habeas corpus -- 6. Civil damages actions -- 7. Civil liberties -- 8. Reversible error?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 830 pages
Isbn
9781108429757
Lccn
2018007064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1023821898

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