Bad advice : Bush's lawyers in the war on terror

Bruff, Harold H., 1944-
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  • Creator Harold H. Bruff
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 403 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0700616438, 9780700616435
  • OCLC ocn318066088

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-395) and index.

Contents

  • The dilemma of the executive adviser -- The president's lawyers in the formative years -- The president's lawyers in the institutional presidency -- The professional responsibility of the president's lawyers -- Competing visions of executive power -- The Bush administration declares war on terrorism -- Surveillance by the National Security Agency -- Indefinite detention of enemy combatants -- Escaping Geneva -- Military trials for war crimes -- Interrogation -- Advice begets action : from OLC to Abu Ghraib -- Better advice