The new mccarthyism the following article is from the magazine, the progressive , january 2002 it talks about the increasing attacks on civil liberties in the united states in the wake of the september 11 tragedy. A judge's power is daunting, going beyond actual rulings, says nadine strossen, president of the american civil liberties union and a professor of constitutional law at new york law school if a judge treats a woman plaintiff in a condescending way, if he calls a woman lawyer honey' or. Actions since september 11, the more they say the government went too far, too fast thankfully, we do live in a country where people can go to the source, read the law and make up their own minds.
The only thing i have seen about the tribunals is what i have seen in the newspapers 11 attacks and only a handful of people who were b several senior career officials at the f it sends the message that you assume you know everything. After the september 11, 2001 attacks, the united states went to war with thousands of americans killed, billions of dollars in damage, and aggressive military and security measures in response, we are still living with the war a decade later. Following september 11, both the executive and the legislative branches of the federal government have spoken of limiting certain rights for two purposes: (1) to enable the government to detain, arrest, prosecute, and punish the people who were behind the terrorist attacks and (2) to prevent future attacks. Detailed examination of the changes introduced after september 11 in the united states find some of them very reasonable (eg, roving wire tapes) and others quite unacceptable (eg, the military tribunals as originally conceived.
Nadine strossen, professor of law, new york law school president, american civil liberties union (aclu), 1991-2008 strossen, a professor of law at new york law school since 1988, has written, lectured and practiced extensively in constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. Narrator: on september 11th, 2001, hij acked airliners were flown into the world trade center and pentagon, killing thousands of people in the largest act of terrorism ever. Newslinks & articles all news of interest to white nationalists do not post the full text of copyrighted articles without permission of the owner limit fair use excerpts to 65 words. In the aftermath of the september 11th attacks of 2001, the aclu has exposed itself to more criticism over its objections to new federal laws and orders strossen, nadine 2001 defending pornography: free speech, sex, and the fight for women's rights a history of the american civil liberties union new york: oxford university press.
Confronting terror: 9/11 and the future of american national security, a new book of essays edited by dean reuter and john yoo, looks very interestingthe contributors are a very notable group, including (among many others) michael chertoff, john ashcroft, laurence silberman, richard epstein, alan dershowitz, jonathan turley, and nadine strossen. Administration advocates have spent the last two years explaining how the common-sense changes in intelligence law post-9/11 improve the government's defenses against terrorists. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, president george bush and his administration devised legislation now known as the patriot act (or usa patriot act) the patriot act was intended to thwart future terrorist attacks, through identification and punishment of its.
States in the early aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks the act shifted power away from the congress nadine strossen, notes in examination of arguments of supporters of the act will reveal whether its provisions are justifiable or not. After the september 11, 2001 attacks and the ensuing debate regarding the proper balance of civil liberties and security, including the passage of the usa patriot act, the membership of the aclu increased by 20%, bringing the group's total enrollment to 330,000 [16. The act gave investigators powers they had wanted long before september 11th and they say without it the new dictate should prevent terrorist acts rather than merely react to them would be impossible.
Narrator: on september 11th, 2001, hijacked airliners were flown into the world trade center and pentagon, killing thousands of people in the largest act of terrorism ever committed on us soil in the wake of these unprecedented attacks, the bush administration instituted sweeping new security policies. That is still going on today as many of the issues that began on the eleventh of september, 9/11 continue to be litigated in the courts and a good deal of legal scholarship one of the important contributions to the legal scholarship is the book we are talking about today, confronting terror: 9/11 and the future of american national security. Science under siege: the bush administration’s assault on academic freedom and scientific inquiry nadine strossen, president anthony d romero, executive director richard zacks, treasurer immediately after the traumatic attacks of september 11, many observers in the united. Strossen understands the desire of lawmakers to respond forcefully to the sept 11 attacks but complains that this is more of the same old same old government has the tendency, she explains, to want to proliferate during times of crisis, and that's why we have to constantly fight against it.
Answers to written questions posed to professor nadine strossen, president of the aclu, following her testimony before the senate judiciary committee on november 18, 2003: america after 9/11: freedom preserved or freedom lostquestions by senator patrick leahy. As a nation, we learned this on september 11, 2001 when a group of terrorists attacked us here at home, and within the space of minutes murdered nearly 3,000 of our fellow americans and citizens. Nadine strossen president of the american civil liberties union it is not at all clear that the failure to prevent the catastrophe on september 11 was because of inadequate investigative powers.
After 9/11: the trap of fear, by john ralston saul there is in the west a deep and constant insecurity the fear that our civilisation is really someone else’s and our religions someone else. One of my blog readers persuaded me to go to this john f kennedy, jr, forum at harvard’s kennedy school of government on tuesday, march 16, 2004 it was an informal debate between viet dinh, who helped draft the usa patriot act as assistant attorney general at the us department of justice, and. After the terrorist attacks of september 11th, 2001, there was a strong need to quickly come up with measures to make america safer, but the approach to adopt and devise a strategy was deeply flawed.