About the Book
Stephen Dycus, Vermont Law School
William C. Banks, Syracuse University
Peter Raven-Hansen, George Washington University
2012. 864 pages. ISBN: 13: 978-07355-9863-8.
With Teacherís Manual.
See also National Security Law, 5E
About the Book
Counterterrorism Law organizes the rapidly growing body of counterterrorism law into discrete, coherent, and pedagogically efficient parts. The text is a concise introduction to the making and enforcing terrorism law and policy. Adaptable for use in seminars as well as courses with limited class hours, Counterterrorism Law covers not only core issues of detention, interrogation, and law enforcement, but also related issues of data-mining, screening, civil liability, targeted killing, and sanctions. An accompanying website - www.aspenlawschool.com/dycus_counterterrorism - provides supplementary materials.
Hallmark features of Counterterrorism Law:
- Organizes the rapidly growing body of counterterrorism law into discrete, coherent, and pedagogically efficient parts
- Provides concise introductory framework of key Supreme Court decisions governing the powers and interactions of branches in making and enforcing terrorism law and policy
- Adaptable for use in seminars as well as courses with limited class hours
- Complete coverage of core issues of detention, interrogation, and law enforcement, as well as related issues of data-mining, screening, civil liability, targeted killing, and sanctions.
- Website: www.aspenlawschool.com/dycus_counterterrorism
Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents:
- Important recent cases
o Al-Kidd v. Ashcroft (Bivens action challenging the use of the material witness statute to detain and interrogate in a terrorism investigation)
o Farag v. United States (Picking up where the Iqbal decisions leave off, providing a review of the law concerning profiling of suspected terrorists)
o Al-Bihani v. Obama (The first post-Boumediene habeas decision to reach the D.C. Circuit, addressing statutory authorities for military detention, the relevance of international law, and procedural rights of detainees)
o Arar v. Ashcroft (The latest in the saga of Maher Ararís extradition to Syria)
- Excerpts from significant reports and materials
o The Obama Administration and International Law, by Harold Hongju Koh (Remarks on targeted killings)
o Final Report: Guantanamo Review Task Force, Jan. 22, 2010
o Military Commissions Act of 2009