Terrorism certainly threatens United States interests, and potential terrorists are undoubtedly at work today planning future attacks. But the approaches called for by the 1996 Antiterrorism Act are not the answer. They have been tried and they have failed.
Counterterrorism and the Constitution
James X. Dempsey is senior staff counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C., and coauthor, with David Cole, of Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security (First Amendment Foundation: Los Angeles, 1999).
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James X. Dempsey; Counterterrorism and the Constitution. Current History 1 April 2000; 99 (636): 164–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.636.164
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