New Book: The Terror Authorization

The Terror AuthorizationIn response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, Congress authorized “war” against al Qaeda in the statute known as the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force). Meant to be a temporary grant of powers to allow the President to retaliate against the perpetrators of the attack, two administrations have used the 2001 AUMF to justify controversial policies such as the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, domestic surveillance without a warrant by the National Security Agency, and the lethal targeting of terrorist suspects using drone strikes in countries with which the United States is not at war. Author Shoon Murray explores the debate and advocates for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF in her new book The Terror Authorization: The History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF. You can find the book on the Law Library Balcony KF7220 .M87 2014.

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