Within a separation-of-powers framework, this course analyzes the laws and policies that affect the detention, interrogation, and trial of suspected terrorists. Other topics include covert action, irregular rendition, the gathering of intelligence through human sources and technical means, and restrictions on the disclosure of classified information. Most important to the analysis is a balance between public safety and personal liberties.
Prerequisite(s): None. But those students who have not taken Constitutional Law: Liberties and Powers may be obliged to do background reading in addition to the assignments from the casebook.
Offered: e/o Spring
Taught by: Afsheen Radsan
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