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Liberty and the Pursuit of Terrorists

Date: November 25, 2001
Author: Charles Lane
QUOTE: Our government needs to proceed with maximal respect for fundamental human rights as it goes about winning this war. One of the terrorists' goals is to provoke an authoritarian overreaction by the United States and other democracies.

ABSTRACT: The tension created by civil libertarians demands for equal rights for even the most heinous of terrorists in an environment of increasing authoritarianism towards the capture, processing and prosecution of such individuals, is one of the fundamental balancing and developing influences in our American legal history.

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