Our nation unhinged: the human consequences of the War on Terror

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Jose Padilla short-shackled and wearing blackened goggles and earmuffs to block out all light and sound on his way to the dentist. Fifteen-year-old Omar Khadr crying out to an American soldier, "Kill me!" Hunger strikers at Guantánamo being restrained and force-fed through tubes up their nostrils. John Walker Lindh lying naked and blindfolded in a metal container, bound by his hands and feet, in the freezing Afghan winter night. This is the story of the Bush administration's response to the attacks of September 11, 2001and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedies, abandonment of the Constitution, and the erosion of due process and liberty. In this vitally important book, Peter Jan Honigsberg chronicles the black hole of the American judicial system from 2001 to the present, providing an incisive analysis of exactly what we have lost over the past seven years and where we are now headed.
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subject_facet Combatants and noncombatants (International law), Detention of persons -- United States, Human rights -- Government policy -- United States, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Cases, Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
table_of_contents Introducing the term enemy combatant -- Justifying harsh interrogations and torture -- Asserting absolute power as Commander in Chief -- Yaser Hamdi, American citizen -- Jose Padilla, American citizen -- Ali Saleh Kalah Al Marri, American resident -- Preventive detention -- Guantanamo and the road to the Supreme Court, 2002-2004 -- Why Guantanamo? -- Martin Luther King weekend, January 2002 -- The road to the Supreme Court -- With a little help from the Cuban Iguana -- A historic Supreme Court decision : Rasul v. Bush -- Inhumane treatment of detainees at Guantanamo -- Interrogation log of a Guantanamo detainee -- FBI report : July 29, 2004 -- Denial of treatment -- Suicides at the base -- The emergency response force -- Hunger strikers and force-feeding --The Administration under siege, 2004-2006 -- Combatant Status Review Tribunals -- Administrative review boards -- Government interference with attorneys., The Administration's legal position falters -- Winds of change, 2006-2008 -- A second historic Supreme Court decision : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld -- The Military Commissions Act -- The third Guantanamo case : Boumediene v. Bush -- Supreme Court oral arguments -- A parallel case on reviewing CSRT hearings -- The return to war crime prosecutions : Hicks, Khadr, and Hamdan -- Victory : Boumediene v. Bush -- Another blow to the Administration : Parhat v. Gates -- The evolution of extraordinary rendition -- Case study : Khalid El-Masri -- Case study : Maher Arar -- Case study : Abu Omar -- Violating human rights laws -- John Walker Lindh -- Richard Colvin Reid -- Zacarias Moussaoui -- The Lackawanna Six.
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title Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror
title_alt Human consequences of the War on Terror.
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title_full Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror / Peter Jan Honigsberg ; foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky
title_short Our nation unhinged :
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