ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Since 2001, homeland security has become a prominent topic in American discourse. The scope of homeland security has expanded from anti-terrorism to include public health pandemics and natural disasters. This volume grows out of the 2008 ABA Homeland Security Law Institute and covers the diverse legal and policy issues in homeland security.
Homeland security and emergency management : A legal guide for state and local governments
Section of State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association.
2nd ed. c2010.
This title seeks to give state and local government attorneys a basic understanding of this broad area of law. The editors stress the importance that it is a vital job to maintain the constitutional rights of individuals and the rule of law while decisively responding effectively to crisis situations whether they are events of nature or manmade calamities. The second edition expands the coverage to topics such as “fusion centers” designed to facilitate the sharing of information by various levels of government, provisions for the continuity of legal services, operational judicial and electoral systems.
In pursuit of justice : Prosecuting terrorism cases in the federal courts
By Zabel, Richard B.
Human Rights First.
"In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts, a Human Rights First report written by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partners Richard B. Zabel and James J. Benjamin Jr., constitutes the most thorough examination to date of federal terrorism cases against those who are 'associated—organizationally, financially, or ideologically—with Islamist extremist terrorist groups like al Qaeda.' The report is based heavily on a newly compiled, comprehensive database of federal terrorism prosecutions and relevant federal laws." - from the publisher
This compilation of essays takes an investigative and academic approach to some of the more troublesome legal questions that have been raised regarding the "war on terror" and the struggle against al Qaeda since September 11th, 2001. While addressing domestic law, international law, and the intersection of the two, this title offers various perspectives from leading scholars and authorities. Some of the topics include the treatment of detainees, the use of military tribunals, civil liberties, civil litigation against terrorism, U.S. intelligence efforts, renditions and extraditions, immigration, and nuclear/biochemical/cyber threats.