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All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime

All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679767329

Cover of All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime 98 (ISBN 978-0679767329)
ISBN13: 978-0679767329
ISBN10: 0679767320
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1998
International: No

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All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679767329

William H. Rehnquist

ISBN13: 978-0679767329
ISBN10: 0679767320
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

In All the Laws but One, William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security.

Abraham Lincoln, champion of freedom and the rights of man, suspended the writ of habeas corpus early in the Civil War--later in the war he also imposed limits upon freedom of speech and the press and demanded that political criminals be tried in military courts. During World War II, the government forced 100,000 U.S. residents of Japanese descent, including many citizens, into detainment camps. Through these and other incidents Chief Justice Rehnquist brilliantly probes the issues at stake in the balance between the national interest and personal freedoms. With All the Laws but One he significantly enlarges our understanding of how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution during past periods of national crisis--and draws guidelines for how it should do so in the future.

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