The Body Of John Merryman

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061551
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When Chief Justice Taney declared Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus unconstitutional and demanded the release of John Merryman, Lincoln defied the order, offering a forceful counter-argument for the constitutionality of his actions.

The Fate Of Liberty

Author: Mark E. Neely Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923485
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Informed by a deep understanding of a unique period in American history, this incisive book takes a comprehensive look at the issues of civil liberties during Lincoln's administration, placing them firmly in the political context of the ...

Not A Suicide Pact

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195304276
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A cogent and elegant response to protests against measures taken by the Bush administration since 9/11 is offered in this exploration of how personal liberty must be balanced with public safety in the face of grave national danger.

Confronting Terror

Author: Dean Reuter
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594035636
Size: 27.77 MB
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This book clears the air over the meaning of 9/11, and sets the stage for a reasoned, clear, and considered discussion of the future with a collection of essays commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Aba Journal

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Rehnquist Alfred A. Knopf 256 pages, $26 Reviewed by Thomas E. Baker
William H. Rehnquist invokes the Roman legal maxim "Inter arma silent leges" or
"In time of war the laws are silent" in this book about how war powers have
trumped individual civil liberties. The chief justice of the United States affirms this
judgment of history with a judicious qualification: "There is no reason to think that
future ...

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947058
Size: 25.23 MB
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Chief Justice Rehnquist, in All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime,
explained that it would not be reasonable to believe that future wartime
presidents would act differently than Presidents Lincoln, Wilson, or Roosevelt or
that future Supreme Court justices would decide cases any differently than past
justices had (Rehnquist, 224). In the post-9/11 era, national security concerns
and the War on Terror are used to justify infringement on civil liberties. Consider,
for example, the ...

Justice In Blue And Gray

Author: Stephen C. Neff
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674054363
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This book not only provides an accessible and informative legal portrait of this critical period but also illuminates how legal issues arise in a time of crisis, what impact they have, and how courts attempt to resolve them.

Freedom Under Fire

Author: Michael Linfield
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896083745
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This is the theme of Michael Linfield's Freedom Under Fire, and he documents it with examples from every war since the American Revolution.”—The Progressive “Linfield demonstrates conclusively, starting with the American Revolution ...

The Supreme Court

Author: William H. Rehnquist
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307429415
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The sixteenth Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court.