Category: Terrorism

September 7, 2007

The Man in Cheney’s Shadow and Unilateral Executive Action

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Filed under: Bush,Law,Terrorism,White House - 07 Sep 2007

David Addington, Mr. Cheney’s consigliere and chief of staff, has kept a low profile while shaping much of the Bush Administration’s terrorism policies. While others such as John Yoo have gained notoriety for their legal opinions and theories, Mr. …


September 6, 2007

Deconstructing the German Terrorist Plot

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Filed under: News,Terrorism,Violence - 06 Sep 2007

German authorities have announced the break up of a terrorist ring that was targeting both an American base in Germany and the Frankfurt airport. The alleged terrorists had been under surveillance for several months and the initial reports seem …


August 30, 2007

Democratic Divisions on Terrorism

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Filed under: News,Terrorism - 30 Aug 2007

Today’s Washington Post has a story Democratic Divisions on how to approach the Bush Administration’s over-reaching tactics in the war on terror, specifically the warrantless eavesdropping program. One quote in particular grabbed my attention (from the Post):…


August 5, 2007

The Dangers of Myth

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Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Law,Terrorism,War - 05 Aug 2007

I grew up on Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Italian Folktales. Story telling and the making of myth can often help reveal deeper aspects of humanity and ingrain moral precepts in a way that straight out preaching cannot. But …


July 9, 2007

Lower Manhattan Security Initiative Rolls Forward

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Filed under: Local Law,News,Terrorism - 09 Jul 2007

The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative has gone into effect, despite the obvious controversy. By the end of the year, over 100 cameras will be in place around Lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street and, if the plan receives full …


May 14, 2007

The “Special Needs” Exception to the Fourth Amendment and Antiterrorism Programs

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Filed under: Fourth Amendment,Terrorism - 14 May 2007

Earlier, I promised further information on the special needs exception – here goes. The exception applies when the government can show a special need beyond the needs of ordinary law enforcement. It allows for governmental searches that do …