Political Power and Constitutional Law 2

After the September 11, 2001 bombings, George W. Bush launched a “war on terrorism.” Well before this initiative, however, the U.S. had begun formulating anti-terrorist policies, dating back to the Reagan administration in the 1980s, and then with specific legislation by the Clinton administration in the 1990s. Central to fighting the war on terror at home has been the role of the FBI and other federal agencies, which has adopted a series of policies to combat the threat. On the other hand, some worry that rather than preventing terrorism, these agencies have—themselves—engaged in terrorist actions, against segments of the American population. Using class discussions and the Cole/Dempsey book, discuss the pros and cons of the war against terrorism at home. Has the “war” protected America while sacrificing our civil liberties? Evaluate U.S. anti-terrorist policies: do such policies work? Do they get to the real sources of terrorism? Do they perpetuate terrorism, as implemented not only by our political opponents but also by our own law enforcement and military agencies?

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Other cases relevant have been attached.

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