Jfk, Berlin, And The Berlin Crises, 1961-63, 2009 Research Center Resistance History German Resistance Memorial Center
Jfk, Berlin, And The Berlin Crises, 1961-63, Robert Waite
Robert G. Waite
Already before his inauguration, JFK began to focus on Berlin and the tension with the Soviet block over the status of this divided city. While President, JFK took forceful steps to reassure our allies and the American public that this nation stood by the post-war settlement. The handling of the crises that flared up reveal much about JFK's art of diplomacy and style of leadership.
The Dangers Of Dissent: The Fbi And Civil Liberties Since 1965, 2009 independent scholar
The Dangers Of Dissent: The Fbi And Civil Liberties Since 1965, Ivan Greenberg
While most studies of the FBI focus on the long tenure of Director J. Edgar Hoover (1924-1972), The Dangers of Dissent shifts the ground to the recent past. The book examines FBI practices in the domestic security field through the prism of "political policing." The monitoring of dissent is exposed, as are the Bureau's controversial "counterintelligence" operations designed to disrupt political activity. This book reveals that attacks on civil liberties focus on a wide range of domestic critics on both the Left and the Right. This book traces the evolution of FBI spying from 1965 to the present through ...
A Dark Descent Into Reality: Making The Case For An Objective Definition Of Torture, 2009 Ohio Northern University
A Dark Descent Into Reality: Making The Case For An Objective Definition Of Torture, Michael W. Lewis
Michael W. Lewis
The definition of torture is broken. The malleability of the term “severe pain or suffering” at the heart of the definition has created a situation in which the world agrees on the words but cannot agree on their meaning. The “I know it when I see it” nature of the discussion of torture makes it clear that the definition is largely left to the eye of the beholder. This is particularly problematic when international law’s reliance on self-enforcement is considered. After discussing current common misconceptions about intelligence gathering and coercion that are common to all sides of the torture ...
Constitutional Entrenchment: Questions Of Legal Possibility And Moral Desirability In The United Kingdom, 2009 University of London - King's College
Constitutional Entrenchment: Questions Of Legal Possibility And Moral Desirability In The United Kingdom, Hin-Yan Liu
This Note seeks to revisit the possibility of entrenching legal provisions within the constitutional system of the United Kingdom (UK). The supremacy of parliament within the UK has traditionally meant that it is unable to bind its successors, thus frustrating legislative attempts at entrenchment. Three important commonwealth cases suggest a possibility of successful procedural entrenchment, but an essential difference — the supremacy of the UK parliament — is likely to prevent this transplant into the UK. The availability of European Community law supremacy hints at the possibility of legislative entrenchment but its boundaries have not been established. The Notes also discusses the ...
Habeas And (Non-)Delegation, 2009 Willamette University
Habeas And (Non-)Delegation, Paul Diller
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