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Rogue Justice

Author : Julius Green
ISBN : 9781326355562
Genre : Fiction
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Wolf and Dennis are private investigators. Wolf in particular is going to pursue his goal of cleaning out the city of gangsters, after he is framed for something he didn't do, finding out the corruption in the city. The novel is really short, with 13,000 words, but I promise you'll never get bored, as something is always happening.

Rogue Justice

Author : Karen J. Greenberg
ISBN : 9780804138215
Genre : Civil rights
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"A few days after September 11, President Bush tasked Attorney General John Ashcroft--not the Director of the CIA, not the Secretary of Defense--with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. Ashcroft and his successors took the mandate seriously; it was up to the DOJ to protect the nation. To do this, DOJ lawyers reformed the laws on intelligence gathering, rethought terrorism prosecutions as preventive rather than forensic and punitive, and curtailed the rights of individuals suspected of national security-related crimes. Meanwhile, much more quietly, the Office of Legal Counsel, led by Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, secretly gave its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable--from the NSA's wide-ranging collection of the telephone and Internet records of US citizens to indefinite detention at Guantanamo and even to torture. A number of these activities have come to light, or been confirmed, only recently, due to whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. When President Obama came into office, many observers expected these changes to be rolled back and the resulting injustices remedied. Obama openly decried the way the law had been abused in the

Rogue Justice

Author : Karen Greenberg
ISBN : 0804138214
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The definitive account of how the architects of the War on Terror began a decade-long assault on the rule of law, permanently weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked Attorney General John Ashcroft with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. Ashcroft took the mandate seriously; from that day forward, the Department of Justice would shift its resources and focus from the courts and prosecutions to the gathering of intelligence in order to protect the nation. Over the course of the next decade, aided by the DOJ, the Bush administration secretly gave its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable--from the NSA's wide-ranging collection of the telephone and Internet records of US citizens to indefinite detention at Guantanamo and even to torture. When President Obama came into office, many observers expected these changes to be rolled back and the resulting injustices remedied, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched. Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation. More recently, the steady efforts of the ACLU to restore the power of the Constitution, the revelations of Edward Snowden, and a subtle strategy by the Obama administration to bring power back to the courts and restore the rule of law, offer reason to hope. But the American justice system may never recover from the compromises made over the past fifteen years. Riveting and deeply reported, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, one of this country's top experts on Guantanamo, torture, and terrorism, with deep knowledge of the national security apparatus of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Now she brings to life the full story of law and order since 9/11, featuring a vast array of players--from ACLU lawyers to FBI investigators to judges in secret courts to accused terrorists. The picture she paints shows that time and again, when liberty and security were at odds, justice was the victim.

Rogue Justice

Author : Karen J. Greenberg
ISBN : 9780804138222
Genre : Political Science
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The definitive account of how America’s War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable—from the NSA’s spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture. Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day. When President Obama took office, many observers expected a reversal of these encroachments upon civil liberties and justice, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched and, at times, worth preserving. Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation. How did America veer so far from its founding principles of justice? Rogue Justice connects the dots for the first time—from the Patriot Act to today’s military commissions, from terrorism prosecutions to intelligence priorities, from the ACLU’s activism to Edward Snowden’s revelations. And it poses a stark question: Will the American justice system ever recover from the compromises it made for the war on terror? Riveting and deeply reported, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, one of this country’s top experts on Guantánamo, torture, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, introducing us to the key players and events, showing that time and again, when liberty and security have clashed, justice has been the victim. — Kirkus, Best Books of 2016

The Torture Papers

Author : Joshua L. Dratel
ISBN : 0521853249
Genre : Law
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Gathers documents written by U.S. government officials seeking to establish legal justification for the use of coercive interrogation and torture and to absolve those implementing the policies of any wrongdoing.

Power Wars

Author : Charlie Savage
ISBN : 9780316286602
Genre : Political Science
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror." Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing-and in some cases expanding-many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration's national security legal and policy team in a way that no one has before. Based on exclusive interviews with more than 150 current and former officials and access to previously unreported documents, he lays bare their internal deliberations, including emotional debates over the fates of detainees held on torture-tainted evidence and acts of war that lacked congressional authorization. He tells the inside stories of how Obama came to order the killing of an American citizen, preside over an unprecedented crackdown on leaks, and keep a then-secret National Security Agency program that collected records of every American's phone calls. Savage also pieces together the first comprehensive history of how American surveillance secretly developed over the past thirty-five years, synthesizing recent revelations and filling in gaps with new reporting. And he provides lucid explanations of legal dilemmas in a way that non-lawyers can understand. Highlighted by new information about the pivotal aftermath to the failed Christmas underwear bombing and the planning for the Osama bin Laden raid, Savage's own eyewitness reporting at Guantánamo, and detailed accounts of closed-door meetings at the highest levels of government, Power Wars equips readers to understand the legacy of Obama's presidency.

The Torture Debate In America

Author : Karen J. Greenberg
ISBN : 0521674611
Genre : Law
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As a result of the work assembling the documents, memoranda, and reports that constitute the material in The Torture Papers the question of the rationale behind the Bush administration's decision to condone the use of coercive interrogation techniques in the interrogation of detainees suspected of terrorist connections was raised. The condoned use of torture in any society is questionable but its use by the United States, a liberal democracy that champions human rights and is a party to international conventions forbidding torture, has sparked an intense debate within America. The Torture Debate in America captures these arguments with essays from individuals in different discipines. This volume is divided into two sections with essays covering all sides of the argument from those who embrace absolute prohibition of torture to those who see it as a viable option in the war on terror and with documents complementing the essays.

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