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Author Honigsberg, Peter Jan.

Title Our Nation Unhinged [electronic resource] : the Human Consequences of the War on Terror.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; The Cuban Iguana and American Jurisprudence; Foreword; Opening; PART ONE: MANIPULATING THE LAW; Introducing the Term Enemy Combatant; Justifying Harsh Interrogations and Torture; Asserting Absolute Power as Commander in Chief; PART TWO: LAWLESS DETENTIONS IN AMERICA; Yaser Hamdi, American Citizen; Jose Padilla, American Citizen; Ali Saleh Kalah al Marri, American Resident; Preventive Detention; PART THREE: LAWLESS DETENTIONS IN GUANTANAMO; I: Guantanamo and the Road to the Supreme Court, 2002-2004; Why Guantanamo?; Martin Luther King Weekend, January 2002.
The Road to the Supreme CourtWith a Little Help from the Cuban Iguana; A Historic Supreme Court Decision: Rasul v. Bush; II: 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; III: The Administration under Siege, 2004-2006; Combatant Status Review Tribunals; Administrative Review Boards; Government Interference with Attorneys; The Administration's Legal Position Falters; IV: Winds of Change, 2006-2008.
A Second Historic Supreme Court Decision: Hamdan v. RumsfeldThe 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; PART FOUR: FOREIGN PRISONS AND CIA BLACK SITES; The Evolution of Extraordinary Rendition; Case Study: Khalid El-Masri; Case Study: Maher Arar; Case Study: Abu Omar; Violating Human Rights Laws.
PART FIVE: DETENTIONS IN AMERICA WITH DUE PROCESSJohn Walker Lindh; Richard Colvin Reid; Zacarias Moussaoui; The Lackawanna Six; Closing; Addendum: Visiting Guantanamo Bay; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary 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, 2001--and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedi.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-293) and index.
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Subject Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
Prisoners of war -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Detention of persons -- United States.
Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
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.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Chronological Term 2001 - 2009
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Electronic books -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Added Author Chemerinsky, Erwin.
Other Form: Print version: Honigsberg, Peter Jan. Our Nation Unhinged : The Human Consequences of the War on Terror. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009 9780520254725
ISBN 9780520943124 (electronic bk.)
0520943120 (electronic bk.)
9780520254725 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520254724 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612772498