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 1.  Silencing Political Dissent: How Post-September 11 Anti-Terrorism Measures Threaten Our Civil Liberties

Chang, Nancy Trade Paperback

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In Silencing Political Dissent, one of the best additions to the Open Media Series in recent memory, Chang argues convincingly that a rapid disintegration of American civil liberties is already underway. Emboldened by the nearly uncontested passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in October 2001, the Bush administration quickly set about issuing law-and-order edicts, overseeing law enforcement operations with ominous names, legitimizing invasive immigrant interrogations, detaining and deporting without due process or access to counsel, and closing ranks to prevent inquiry or investigation into the machinations of the 'War On Terror.' Chang, a senior litigation attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, pulls apart the provisions of the PATRIOT Act, reminding readers at every step just how much of this sweeping (and often ambiguous) act has yet to be interpreted. Courts may be busy for years - nay, decades - trying to sort out the places where our treasured constitutional rights and the PATRIOT Act run headlong into one another, but the INS and FBI (and other agencies of the U.S. government) have pushed forward with Ashcroft's far-right blessing. 
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