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December 29, 2011

PATRIOT Act, Communications Surveillance Among Issues Examined in New ABA Book, The Law of Counterterrorism

5010069_bigReflecting on the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the _ Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice has published The Law of Counterterrorism. The book, edited by national security legal expert Lynne K. Zusman, examines recent pre-emptive measures taken by government agencies in response to transnational terrorism.

The book provides an in-depth look at the roles that federal agencies play, as well as the esoteric nature of counterterrorism law and the importance of adhering to the rule of law when engaged in counterterrorism.

Multiple authors examine topics related to the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban and al-Qaeda; the Department of Justice torture memo; the U.S. government’s philosophy of terrorism; war crimes jurisdictional issues; the work of the 9/11 Commission; the National Security Act and intelligence community reform; the National Security Council system; communications surveillance; the USA PATRIOT Act; and more.

To order the book, click here or call 1-800-285-2221

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