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Restricted Decision Making and U.S. Energy and Military Policy in the George W. Bush Administration

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the elite roots of U.S. energy and military policy under the George W. Bush administration. It first provides an overview of U.S. energy and military policy since World War II ... More


Introduction: Responding to Government Lawlessness: What Does the Rule of Law Require?

Nasser Hussain and Austin Sarat

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the contemporary debate over whether senior Bush administration officials should be investigated and prosecuted for authorizing domestic surveillance and the use of torture against ... More


Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Peter Margulies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

From the Justice Department's memos defending coerced interrogation to Alberto Gonzales's firing of U.S. Attorneys who did not fit the Bush administration's political needs, this book paints an ... More


The Spider’s Web: How Government Lawbreakers Routinely Elude the Law

Stephen Holmes

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores how the rule of law confers immunity to government officials who violate the law. It considers the ways in which Bush administration lawbreakers have been using, and will ... More


When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Austin Sarat and Nasser Hussain (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Recent controversies surrounding the war on terror and American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought rule of law rhetoric to a fevered pitch. While President Barack Obama has repeatedly ... More


Iraq: The Hard Road to Debacle

Michael Bérubé

in The Left at War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799840
eISBN:
9780814739051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the different rationales for opposing war in Afghanistan. Some opponents of the war expressed concern for the lives of civilians, arguing that the events of 9/11 did not give ... More


Vindicating the Rule of Law: Prosecuting Free Riders on Human Rights

Claire Finkelstein

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the rule of law can only be vindicated by a criminal prosecution of Bush administration officials. It first considers how we should understand the relationship among the Bush ... More


Afterword

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This afterword examines the aftereffects of the Bush administration's legal detours. It first considers how the financial crisis of 2008 exposed the Bush administration's neglect of regulation before ... More


Afterword

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This afterword examines the aftereffects of the Bush administration's legal detours. It first considers how the financial crisis of 2008 exposed the Bush administration's neglect of regulation before ... More


Universal Jurisdiction as Praxis: An Option to Pursue Legal Accountability for Superpower Torturers

Lisa Hajjar

in When Governments Break the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741399
eISBN:
9780814786567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741399.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores universal jurisdiction (UJ) as an avenue for prosecuting Bush administration officials. It begins with an overview of the nineteenth-century origins of the doctrine of UJ and ... More


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