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Counter Terrorism Issues

Case Studies in the Courtroom, 1st Edition

By James Ottavio Castagnera

CRC Press

266 pages

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The American legal profession and judicial system bear a unique responsibility to set and maintain the balance between defending homeland security and protecting the civil liberties outlined in the Bill of Rights. These competing interests will continue to collide as the threats to our safety grow. Exploring the most significant terrorist cases of

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Fire Bell in the Night: The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. Homegrown Terrorists: Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols (1995). Should Zacarias Moussaoui Die for Usama Bin Laden�s Sins? (2006). It Shouldn�t Happen to a Dog? The Trial of the SHAC 7 (2006). All My Trials Soon Be Over? Sami Al-Arian (2005-2010). Victims Fight Back: The Persian Antiquities Cases (2001-2012). At the Tipping Point on the Scales of Justice: National Security v. Civil Liberties (When a U.S. Citizen Is Declared an Unlawful Enemy Combatant). Of Wanna-be�s and Bumblers: the Fort Dix Conspirators and the Underwear Bomber. Lone Madman or Freelance Jihadist? Nidal Malik and the Fort Hood Shootings (2009). The Yemeni Connection (Redux): What the Times Square Bomber Case Portends. Conclusion. Index.

About the Author

James Ottavio Castagnera, J.D., Ph.D., has 30 years of broad and varied experience in law, labor relations, and risk management. He has been the director of university communication at Case Western Reserve University and a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Widener University School of Law. For the past 17 years, he has served as the associate provost and associate counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where he is an associate professor of legal studies in the College of Business Administration. He has published 18 previous books, as well as numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles, primarily on higher education and human resources law, as well as on aspects of risk management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism