War on Terrorism Blurs Legal Lines for Detainees

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Everyone may know the names of Jose Padilla, Zacarias Moussaoui and John Walker Lindh, but hundreds of other suspects who-ve been detained up since September 11 are being held under a shroud of secrecy. Since November, the government hasn-t uttered a word about who they are, why they-re being held, or what their future might be. Is this an abuse of power or is due process a justifiable casualty of the war on terrorism? We learn more about national security, the need for secrecy and the consequences for America-s justice system from constitutional law experts, civil libertarians and journalists in the US and abroad.
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New York Times

Center for Constitutional Rights

Christian Science Monitor

Immigration and Naturalization Service

The Independent

Office of Homeland Security

Terrorism and the Constitution

US Department of Justice

President Fox-s Speech on opening intelligence files

Reforma (in Spanish)



Warren Olney