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The Resource The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler

The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler

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The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power
Title
The challenge
Title remainder
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Mahler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In November 2001, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a 31-year-old Yemeni, was captured and turned over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden's driver, Hamdan was transferred to Guantánamo Bay, and was soon designated by President Bush for trial before a special military tribunal. The Pentagon assigned a military defense lawyer to represent him, a 35-year-old graduate of the Naval Academy, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift. No one expected Swift to mount much of a defense. The rules of the tribunals, America's first in over fifty years, were stacked against him--assuming he wasn't expected to throw the game altogether. Instead, with the help of a young constitutional law professor at Georgetown, Neal Katyal, Swift sued the Bush Administration over the legality of the tribunals. In 2006, Katyal argued the case before the Supreme Court and won. This is the inside story of what may be the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law in the history of the Supreme Court.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahler, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hamdan, Salim Ahmed
  • Rumsfeld, Donald
  • Military courts
  • Jurisdiction
  • Terrorism
  • International and municipal law
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Chauffeurs
Label
The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Portions of this work originally appeared, in somewhat different form, in the June 13, 2004, January 8, 2006, and July 9, 2006, issues of The New York Times Magazine"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314) 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
The JAG -- The trials -- VUCA -- The professor -- The civil power -- A drowning man -- The lawsuit -- Tugging the lion's tail -- "Oh, I doubt that seriously, Sir" -- "Judge assigned: we won the lottery" -- An indefinite recess -- "We're going to crush you" -- Who we are -- The Supreme Court responds -- Getting to five -- Where's the food? -- The countdown -- The argument -- The heroes of Guantanamo?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780374223205
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)PAUL260226923-B
  • (OCoLC)191258624
Label
The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler
Publication
Note
"Portions of this work originally appeared, in somewhat different form, in the June 13, 2004, January 8, 2006, and July 9, 2006, issues of The New York Times Magazine"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314) 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
The JAG -- The trials -- VUCA -- The professor -- The civil power -- A drowning man -- The lawsuit -- Tugging the lion's tail -- "Oh, I doubt that seriously, Sir" -- "Judge assigned: we won the lottery" -- An indefinite recess -- "We're going to crush you" -- Who we are -- The Supreme Court responds -- Getting to five -- Where's the food? -- The countdown -- The argument -- The heroes of Guantanamo?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780374223205
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008003063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)PAUL260226923-B
  • (OCoLC)191258624

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