In time of war: Hitler's terrorist attack on America

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In 1942, eight Nazi saboteurs were caught on American beaches and executed. The decision was challenged in court but eventually upheld in the Supreme Court's ruling in Ex parte Quirin—a case that has frequently been cited by the George W. Bush administration in support of its declared power to hold "enemy combatants" and try them by military commission. But O'Donnell, a former Supreme Court law clerk, argues that we should be cautious in applying it as precedence, because the process by which it was decided by the Supreme Court was illegitimate.
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It's a true story that reads like gripping fiction: in 1942, eight German terrorists landed by submarine on American shores on a sabotage mission devised by Hitler. When one of them, a hapless U.S. citizen, betrayed the mission to the FBI, Roosevelt appointed a special military tribunal to authorize the death penalty omitting proper legal procedure. Army colonel Kenneth Royall, a respected lawyer charged with defending the saboteurs, courageously fought the lost cause for the saboteurs' Constitutional rights.

More than sixty years later, George W. Bush, in the wake of 9/11, cited Roosevelt's act as a precedent for indefinitely imprisoning U.S. citizens and suspected "enemy combatants" without charge. O'Donnell illustrates the parallels between then and now, offering a cautionary tale of the danger of unchecked executive power in a time of crisis.

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subject_facetNazi Saboteurs Trial, Washington, D.C., 1942
Sabotage -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
title_displayIn time of war : Hitler's terrorist attack on America
title_fullIn Time of War Hitler's Terrorist Attack on America
In time of war : Hitler's terrorist attack on America / Pierce O'Donnell ; introduction by Anthony Lewis
title_shortIn time of war
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