War on Terror

Introductory readings in Street Law
  • Chapter 17, p.204-211 (due Fri 2/26)

Readings in Rachels, The Right Thing to Do

  • The Immorality of Terrorism - Thomas Nagel, "What is Wrong with Terrorism" (due Mon 3/1)
  • Terrorism and Human Rights - David Luban, "The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights" (due Wed 3/3)
  • Torturing Terrorists - David Luban, "Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking Bomb" (due Thu 3/4)

Reading:
John Crank, Patricia Gregor, "The Canary's Song: Guantanamo and the War on Terrorism" (due Tue 3/23)


Class Activities

  • SCOTUS case review: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 2004 (due Wed 3/24)
  1. Read a case summary here --> Wikipedia
  2. Read or Listen to the court's decision here --> Oyez
  3. Complete the "Case Review Form" here --> Hamdi Case Review
  • SCOTUS case review: Boumediene v. Bush, 2008 (due Thu 3/25)
  1. Read a case summary here --> Wikipedia
  2. Read or Listen to the court's decision here --> Oyez
  3. Complete the "Case Review Form" here --> Boumediene Case Review

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