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The Resource Constitutional torts and the War on Terror, James E. Pfander

Constitutional torts and the War on Terror, James E. Pfander

Label
Constitutional torts and the War on Terror
Title
Constitutional torts and the War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
James E. Pfander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] examines the judicial response to human rights claims arising from the Bush Administration's war on terror. Despite widespread agreement that the Administration's program of extraordinary rendition, prolonged detention, and "enhanced" interrogation was torture by another name, not a single federal appellate court has confirmed an award of damages to the program's victims. The silence of the federal courts leaves victims without redress and the constitutional limits on government action undefined. Many of the suits seeking redress have been based on the landmark 1971 Supreme Court decision in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. This book traces the history of common law accountability, the rise of Bivens claims, and the post-Bivens history of constitutional tort litigation. After evaluating the failure of Bivens litigation arising from the war on terror, the book considers and rejects the arguments that have been put forward to explain and justify judicial silence. The book provides the Supreme Court with the tools needed to rethink its Bivens jurisprudence. Rather than treating the overseas national security context as disabling, modern federal courts should take a page from the nineteenth century, presume the viability of tort litigation, and proceed to the merits. Only by doing so can the federal courts ensure redress for victims and prevent future Administrations from using torture as an instrument of official policy."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
342.7308/8
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1306.C64
LC item number
P44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Constitutional torts and the War on Terror, James E. Pfander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Government accountability in the nineteenth century -- Bivens and government accountability in the twentieth century -- Human rights and War on Terror litigation -- Evaluating the effectiveness of Bivens litigation -- Evaluating justifications for judicial silence -- Congressional ratification of the bivens action -- Applying Bivens to conduct outside of the United States -- Overcoming qualified immunity -- Common-law solutions to judge-made problems
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190495282
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016028412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951916046
Label
Constitutional torts and the War on Terror, James E. Pfander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Government accountability in the nineteenth century -- Bivens and government accountability in the twentieth century -- Human rights and War on Terror litigation -- Evaluating the effectiveness of Bivens litigation -- Evaluating justifications for judicial silence -- Congressional ratification of the bivens action -- Applying Bivens to conduct outside of the United States -- Overcoming qualified immunity -- Common-law solutions to judge-made problems
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780190495282
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016028412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951916046

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