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Secret Trials and Executions: Military Tribunals and the Threat to Democracy

Barbara Olshansky


PUBLISHED: 30th June 2002
ISBN: 9781583225370
ANNOTATION:
By implementing the Military Order, the U.S. will be creating a system of secret proceedings in which the charges, the evidence, the verdicts, and the punishments would never have to be revealed to the public. Indeed, the Bush administration will have succeeded in erasing the rule-book of American justice that was painstakingly written during our nation's history and replaced it with a totalitarian code of vengeance. Olshansky examines how the Constitution addresses the cardinal issues of military authority and the requirements of due process and equal protection under the law, and how the courts and Congress have defined the proper roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in our federal government.
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PUBLISHED: 30th June 2002
ISBN: 9781583225370
ANNOTATION:
By implementing the Military Order, the U.S. will be creating a system of secret proceedings in which the charges, the evidence, the verdicts, and the punishments would never have to be revealed to the public. Indeed, the Bush administration will have succeeded in erasing the rule-book of American justice that was painstakingly written during our nation's history and replaced it with a totalitarian code of vengeance. Olshansky examines how the Constitution addresses the cardinal issues of military authority and the requirements of due process and equal protection under the law, and how the courts and Congress have defined the proper roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in our federal government.

Annotation

By implementing the Military Order, the U.S. will be creating a system of secret proceedings in which the charges, the evidence, the verdicts, and the punishments would never have to be revealed to the public. Indeed, the Bush administration will have succeeded in erasing the rule-book of American justice that was painstakingly written during our nation's history and replaced it with a totalitarian code of vengeance. Olshansky examines how the Constitution addresses the cardinal issues of military authority and the requirements of due process and equal protection under the law, and how the courts and Congress have defined the proper roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in our federal government.

Author Biography

Barbara Olshansky is the Assistant Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her current docket at the Center includes class action lawsuits concerning immigrants' rights, race discrimination in employment and education, environmental justice and public health, prisoners' rights and Native American rights. She has written a number of articles on topics ranging from environmental racism to public access to radio programming and ownership, including a chapter on occupational exposures for the 2000 ABA treatise on environmental justice.

Review

"Olshansky, who is Assistant Legal Director at New York's Center for Constitutional Rights, lays out a skillful argument which, point by point, shows how the "war on terrorism" at home amounts to a declaration of war on the Constitution itself ... This small book in the Seven Stories Press "Open Pamphet" series is an indispensable wake-up call to defense attorneys who may still be laboring under the illusion that our criminal justice system remains more or less intact where American citizens are concerned. It should be clear after January 8 that a political earthquake has already occurred." -Jordan Elgrably, Criminal Defense Weekly

Review Quote

"Olshansky, who is Assistant Legal Director at New York's Center for Constitutional Rights, lays out a skillful argument which, point by point, shows how the "war on terrorism" at home amounts to a declaration of war on the Constitution itself ... This small book in the Seven Stories Press "Open Pamphet" series is an indispensable wake-up call to defense attorneys who may still be laboring under the illusion that our criminal justice system remains more or less intact where American citizens are concerned. It should be clear after January 8 that a political earthquake has already occurred." -Jordan Elgrably, Criminal Defense Weekly

Product Details

Author
Barbara Olshansky
Short Title
SECRET TRIALS & EXECUTIONS
Pages
77
Publisher
Seven Stories Press
Series
Seven Stories' Open Media
Language
English
ISBN-10
1583225374
ISBN-13
9781583225370
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-06-30
Subtitle
Military Tribunals and the Threat to Democracy
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade