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National Security Law

National Security Law - 4th edition

National Security Law - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780735556140

ISBN10: 0735556148

National Security Law by Stephen Dycus, Arthur Berney, William Banks and Peter Raven-Hansen - ISBN 9780735556140
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Aspen Law
International: No
National Security Law by Stephen Dycus, Arthur Berney, William Banks and Peter Raven-Hansen - ISBN 9780735556140

ISBN13: 9780735556140

ISBN10: 0735556148

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For the broadest exploration of both constitutional and domestic law issues in national security, as well as thoughtful treatment of related international law topics, join your many colleagues who have made NATIONAL SECURITY LAW the top-selling casebook in its field.

This thorough revision preserves the features that earned the book such widespread use:

  • a cohesive thematic framework for an examination of law and process for using American force abroad, intelligence gathering, counterterrorism, homeland security and related civil liberties concerns, and access to sensitive government information in a democracy
  • a rich, well-balanced selection of primary materials, including judicial opinions, executive orders, executive branch legal memoranda, statutes, and legislative history
  • descriptive text that provides context and informative historical and background information
  • current and comprehensive coverage of the very latest developments in the war on terrorism, torture, the Iraq War, the USA PATRIOT Act, and related issues
  • an extensive Teacher's Manual -- more than 400 pages, with detailed explanations and analysis -- completely revised to correspond to the Fourth Edition
  • the expertise of a highly respected author team

Changes for the Fourth Edition update content and simplify teaching:

  • full treatment of all important issues and developments in the aftermath of September 11, including the USA PATRIOT Act and its amendments, the Iraq War, detention without process, torture, extraordinary rendition, the Department of Homeland Security, border and transportation security, military commissions, intelligence reform legislation, and more
  • significant new cases, such as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Padilla v. Rumsfeld, U.S. v. Al-Arian, Detroit Free Press v. Ashcroft, U.S. v. Moussaoui, People s Mojahedin Organization of Iran v. Department of State, Rasul v. Bush, Doe v. Ashcroft, and Tenet v. Doe
  • the middle chapters of the book are reorganized to facilitate the treatment of intelligence gathering and detention, break larger chapters into smaller ones that allow professors greater ease in assignments, and reflect important developments since the previous edition
  • new coverage of the law of armed conflict
  • 'issue notes' on breaking issues of law and policy faced by national security professionals

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Providing for the Common Defence : The Original Understanding
The Gloss of History: An Introduction to the Separation of National Security Powers
The President s National Security Powers
Congress s National Security Powers
The Courts National Security Powers
The Domestic Effect of International Law


War in General
The War Powers Resolution
Unilateral Self-Defense and Rescue
Collective Self-Defense
Preemptive War
Humanitarian and Peace/Stability Operations


Origins and Evolving Limits of Intelligence Operations
Covert Action
Other Legal Problems in the Intelligence Field


Defining Terrorism
The Fourth Amendment and National Security
Congressional Authority for National Security Surveillance
Third-Party Records and Data Mining
Screening for Security
Organization and Coordination of Counterterrorism Investigations
Surveillance Abroad
Civil Detention of Terrorist Suspects
Suspending the Great Writ
Military Detention
Interrogating Terrorist Suspects
Criminalizing Terrorism and Material Support
Secret Evidence
Trial by Military Commission
Managing a WMD Attack
The Domestic Role of the Armed Forces

PART V. Obtaining and Protecting National Security Information

Regulating Access to National Security Information
Statutory Access to National Security Information
Access to National Security Information in Civil Litigation
Restraining Unauthorized Disclosures of National Security Information
Restraints on Publication of National Security Information