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Civil Liberties in War Time



All the Laws But One: Civil Liberties in Wartime
William Rehnquist, January 2000, Knopf Publishing

Casualty of War
By David Dadge, January 2004, Prometheus Books

How Patriotic is the Patriot Act? Freedom Vs. Security in the Age of Terrorism
By Amitai Etzioni, October 2004, Taylor and Francis Inc.

More Secure, Less Free? Antiterrorism Policy and Civil Liberties After 9/11
By Mark Sidel, October 2004, University of Michigan Press

Patriot Debates: Experts Debate the USA Patriot Act
By Steward A.A. Baker and John Kavanagh, June 2005,
America Bar Association

Protecting What Matters: Technology, Security, and Liberty Since 9/11
By Clayton Northouse, 2005, Brookings Institution Press

Rethinking the Patriot Act: Keeping America Safe and Free
Stephen J. Schulhofer, August 2005, The Century Foundation

The Torture Debate in America
By Karen J. Greenberg, November 2005, Cambridge University Press

The War on our Freedoms
by Richard C. Leone, Greogry Anrig, June 2003, Perseus Publishing

Web Resources

COINTELPRO Information including the Church Committee Report

Information on FISA
Federation of American Scientists

FISA Frequently Asked Questions
Electronic Privacy Information Center

"Terrorism" Information Awareness
Electronic Privacy Information Center

Overview of National ID Cards and REAL ID Act
Electronic Privacy Information Center

Overview of the PATRIOT Act
Electronic Privacy Information Center

U.S. Department of Justice

Resources on the PATRIOT Act
American Civil Liberties Union

Update on the PATRIOT Act
Free Expression Policy Project


Final Report on 9-11 Commission Recommendations (pdf)
9/11 Public Discourse Project

Human Rights Abuses of Post Sept. 11 Detainees
Human Rights Watch

Report on Racial Profiling
Amnesty International

Terrorist Trial Report Cards
NYU Center on Law and Security

Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with 9/11
U.S. Department of Justice


Opinion Articles

A Guide to the Patriot Act” (4 parts), by Dahlia Lithwick & Julia Turner,, September 2003

Has the New York Times Violated the Espionage Act?”, by Gabriel Schoenfeld, March 2006

NSA Redux”, by Robert Levy, Cato@Liberty, May 2006

Patriot Games”, by Byron York, National Review Online, September 2003

Torture for Dummies”, by Michael Kinsley,, December 2005

The Truth About Torture”, by Charles Krauthammer, The Weekly Standard, December 2005


New York Times on Terrorism

The ACLU Newsroom

The First Amendment Center News



ACLU blog

Bloggers Against Torture

Cato @ Liberty

Georgetown Law School Faculty Blog

University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

The Volokh Conspiracy (a collaborative blog on legal issues)