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Ackerman, Bruce. "Don't Panic." London Review of Books 24, no. 3 (February 7, 2002).

Ackerman, Bruce. "Raw Deal: Why Bush Is Behaving like FDR, and Why He Needs To Be Stopped." The American Prospect Online, May 14, 2003.

"Attorney General: Patriot Act Just and Constitutional." Associated Press, August 19, 2003.

Bai, Jane, and Eric Tang. "The War at Home." ColorLines, March 6, 2002.

Carothers, Thomas. "Promoting Democracy and Fighting Terror." Foreign Affairs (January/February 2003).

Cave, Damien, and Katharine Mieszkowski. "The End of Liberty." Salon, September 22, 2001.

Chander, Anupam. "Guantanamo and the Rule of Law: Why We Should Not Use Guantanamo Bay to Avoid the Constitution." FindLaw's Legal Commentary, March 7, 2002.

Chomsky, Noam. "Crucial Questions in the Age of Terror." September 2002.

Chomsky, Noam. "Wars of Terror." New Political Science 25, no. 1 (2003).

"Civil Rights Division National Origin Working Group: Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash." U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.

Dean, John W. "Grassroots Opposition to Rights—Infringing Antiterrorism Tactics: Why the ACLU's Model Resolution Is Dangerous and Should Be Revised." FindLaw's Legal Commentary, September 12, 2003.

Dobriansky, Paula J., and Thomas Carothers. "Democracy Promotion." Foreign Affairs (May/June 2003).

Dreyfuss, Robert. "The Cops Are Watching You." The Nation, June 3, 2002.

Eastland, Terry. "John Ashscroft's Constitution." The Weekly Standard 6, no. 39 (June 25, 2001).

"Evidence Gathered by Torture." BBC News, July 21, 2003.

Ferejohn, John. "Dynamics of Judicicial Independence: Independent Judges, Dependent Judiciary." (November 1998)

Ferejohn, John. "Judicializing Politics, Politicizing Law." Hoover Digest, no. 1 (Winter 2003).

Glasthal, Jackie, and Javaid Khan. "For the Sake of Security: Analyzing Civil Liberties in the Wake of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks." The New York Times Learning Network, November 26, 2001.

Grieve, Tim. "The Secret Society." Salon, April 18, 2003.

Grieve, Tim. "Shut Your Mouth." Salon, March 24, 2003.

Griffin, Joanna. "The European Press and the European Constitution." World Press Review Online, June 26, 2003.

Gumbel, Andrew. "California Orders Mass Arrest of Muslim Foreigners." The Independent, December 19, 2002.

"In New Report, Former Guantánamo and Bagram Prisoners Detail Ill-Treatment 'War on Terror' Detentions Marked by Human Rights Abuses." Amnesty International. August 19, 2003.

Kinsley, Michael. "The Price of Freedom." Slate, June 12, 2003.

Kopel, Dave. "Terrorism and Guns." National Review Online, December 17, 2001.

Lavin, Tim and Sage Stossel. "Security Versus Civil Liberties." The Atlantic Online, February 6, 2002.

Lazarus, Edward. "American Civil Liberties Post-9/11: Are They Truly in Jeopardy and are They Relative or Absolute?" Counterpunch, September 25, 2002.

Left, Sarah. "Human Rights 'Sidelined' Since September 11." The Guardian, May 28, 2002.

Lindorff, Dave. "Expanding Power, Gutting Liberty: The Meaning of September 11." Counterpunch, September 12, 2003.

Lithwick, Dahlia. "9/11 and the Law." Slate, September 5, 2002.

Lithwick, Dahlia and Julia Turner. "A Guide to the Patriot Act, Part 1: Should You Be Scared of the Patriot Act?" Slate, September 8, 2003.

Mariner, Joanne. "Patriot II's Attack on Citizenship." FindLaw's Legal Commentary, March 3, 2003.

Milchen, Jeff. "Orange Alert for Civil Liberties." Z Magazine 16, no. 4 (April 2003).

Moore, David W. "Public Little Concerned About Patriot Act." Gallup News Service, September 9, 2003.

"Mueller Defends FBI at Civil Liberties Meeting." CNN / Law Center, June 13, 2003.

Nichols, John. "A Conservative Takes on Ashcroft." The Nation, September 4, 2004.

"No fast track at Guantanamo Bay." BBC News, January 11, 2003.

Oliver, Mark. "Camp Delta Justice Urged." The Guardian, August 21, 2003.

"Patriot Act Report Documents Civil Rights Complaints." CNN / Law Center, July 31, 2003.

Pell, Eve. "Homeland Security X50." The Nation, June 3, 2002.

"Perspectives on Terrorism: Defining the Line." The Christian Science Monitor (2002)

Simeone, Nick. "Anti-Terrorism Patriot Act Raises Growing Concern Among Civil Liberties Groups." Voice of America News, August, 20, 2003.

Prashad, Vijay. "The Right to the Planet: The Violation of Civil Liberties after 9/11." ZNet, February 20, 2002.

Street, Paul. "Shocking New York Times Revelation: Democracy Requires a Level Playing Field." ZNet, July 12, 2003.

"The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks." U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (June 2003).

Schmitt, Gary. "Not Serious About Surveillance." The Weekly Standard 7, no. 5 (October 15, 2001).

Tell, David. "Due Process for Terrorists?" The Weekly Standard 7, no. 41 (July 1, 2002).

Tell, David. "John Ashcroft, Maligned Again." The Weekly Standard 8, no. 45 (August 4, 2003).

"Terror laws 'attack civil liberties.'" BBC News, May 13, 2003.

Thomas, June. "It Was 730 Days Ago Today . . . " Slate, September 11, 2003.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. DOJ Oversight: Preserving Our Freedoms While Defending Against Terrorism. 108th Cong., 1st sess., December 6, 2001.

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"US Detains Children at Guantanamo Bay." The Guardian, April 23, 2003.

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Woolfe, Richard. "It's Time to Open Up." Newsweek, August 5, 2003.

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The Patriot Act

National Constitutions

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Institutions and Organizations
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American Immigration Lawyers Association

Amnesty International USA

    · "The 'War on Terror' Must Not Be an Excuse to Deny Human Rights"

Center for Constitutional Studies

Freedom House

Human Rights Watch

    · Repression in the Name of Anti-Terrorism

    · The International Court of Justice

The International Criminal Court

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

Project on International Courts and Tribunals

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