National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers
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National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers

A joint project of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers
Product Code: 3550021
Editors: Paul Rosenzweig, Timothy J. McNulty, Ellen Shearer
Publication Date: November 14, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61438-767-1
Page Count: 412
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Standing Committee on Law and National Security
Topics: Government Law, National Security Law
Format: Book - 3550021
Other Formats: eBook - 3550021EBK
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About National Security Law in the News

Much in America changed on September 11, 2001. One of those changes was the language of discourse in our public dialog about war and terrorism. But few realize that a robust and detailed body of law and policy lies behind that dialog. This new guide will demystify that law and policy by providing the necessary legal background and context for journalists and others who want to understand ongoing policy debates.

Written by seasoned experts, each chapter contains a summary of legal and policy issues of significance and is accompanied by an annotated bibliography for further reading. The book is divided into four parts:
  • Part I provides an overview of the basic issues of constitutional and international law including discussion of the scope of the president's authority, the meaning and effect of the First Amendment, and the role of international law in American courts.
  • Part II turns the focus to the military and explores questions about military organization and operations.
  • Part III looks at the world of domestic law enforcement and counterterrorism.
  • Part IV covers homeland security issues.
An added bonus: a list of experts to contact for additional background information is included in chapter.

What others are saying about National Security Law in the News

"The days of getting 'just-the-facts' and limiting the scope of inquiry to 'who-what-when-and why' have given way to a new era in which reporters covering national security now have to fear that either they or their sources may be prosecuted for spilling national security secrets. Reporters now walk the tightrope between the country's right to know and its need to defend itself. It's a daunting challenge, but one of huge importance. Thank goodness there is now a thoughtful guide to help the press navigate these fascinating, complex, and essential questions. Every reporter on the national security beat should keep this book within reach."

-- Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine


"Throughout the last decade of war, American reporters have often struggled to understand and explain the tension between U.S. military and counter-terrorism policies and the law. Their job has frequently been complicated by the fact that government officials have strong incentives to interpret the law in ways that favor the operations they are conducting. Finally, we now have a clear-eyed primer on national security law that can serve as an essential reference for journalists as they try to cut through the spin and get to the truth."

-- James Risen, author, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration


"Behind every important national security story, from CIA "enhanced interrogations" to NSA warrantless wiretapping to the targeted killing of al Qaeda militants with drones, lurks a legal controversy. Journalists covering national security quickly find that understanding the competing legal arguments --- and their history --- is essential to understanding the story. This lively, accessible book will serve as a welcome guide for reporters and an important compendium of national security law."

-- Ken Dilanian, national security correspondent, Los Angeles Times


"This book addresses questions I didn't realize I had --- in a compelling and thoughtful way. More than that, it explains the legality behind questions journalists ask every day about morality, policy and strategy. It should be kept in every journalist's library."

-- Kelly Kennedy, USA Today reporter, author of They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq

More Information

Table of Contents PDF
Introduction PDF
Chapter 1 PDF
About the Contributors PDF


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