Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy

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Index
Abdulmutallab, Omar, 67, 79, 191
Abu Ghraib, 172
Accountability Now, 176
ACLU. See American Civil Liberties Union
Adams, Jan, 71
Adams, John, 215
Addington, David, 170, 172
Advance imaging, 78
Afghanistan, 166, 173, 177, 179, 194, 204, 205
African National Congress (ANC), 43, 69
“Agent of a foreign power,” 112–113
Aiken, Ann (Judge), 109, 114–116, 118–120, 185, 208
Airoldi, Joan, 146–147
Airports, 18, 33, 66, 69, 78
Al Qaeda, 5, 10, 11, 24, 27, 43, 51, 52, 54, 60, 61, 63, 171, 173, 175, 181, 199, 201, 215
ALA. See American Library Association
Al-Barakaat, 59–60
Albaraqi, Muwafa, 126–127
Albaroudi, Homam, 125–126, 127
Al-Buthi, Soliman, 181
Algabri, Hossam, 86–87, 89–90, 102, 211
Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, 180–183, 183, 205
Al-Hussayen, Sami Omar, 23–38, 42, 45, 54, 100, 107
Ali, Muhammad (Cassius Clay), 33
Alien and Sedition Act, 213, 214–215, 217
Alien Enemies Act, 215
Al-Kidd, Abdullah (Lavoni Kidd), 33–38, 45, 107, 205, 211, 215
Alsup, William (Judge), 72–73, 208
Amazon.com, 88, 161
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 3, 17, 18, 48, 61, 68, 70, 76, 105, 117, 139, 150, 162, 212
litigation, 36, 56, 73, 93, 128, 140, 143, 145, 147, 152, 155–159, 177–178, 214
American Express, 89, 92
American Library Association (ALA), 121, 146
American Revolution, 109, 209
American Travelers Dignity Act, 80
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 126
Amnesty International, 165, 178

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 3
  • I - Dragnets and Watchlists 21
  • 1 - The Webmaster and the Football Player 23
  • 2 - "Foreign Terrorist Organizations/’ Humanitarians, and the First Amendment 39
  • 3 - Charity at Home 51
  • 4 - Traveling with Terror 66
  • 5 - Banks and Databanks 86
  • II - Surveillance and Secrecy 103
  • 6 - Gutting the Fourth Amendment 105
  • 7 - The Patriot Act and Library/Business Records 121
  • 8 - Gagging the Librarians 136
  • 9 - John Doe and the National Security Letter 150
  • 10 - The President’s Surveillance Program 165
  • III - American Democracy 187
  • 11 - Losing Our Checks and Balances- The President the Congress, and the Courts 189
  • Conclusion 209
  • Notes 219
  • Further Reading 259
  • Photo Credits 263
  • Index 265
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