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The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler

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The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the fight over presidential power
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The challenge
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Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the fight over presidential power
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Jonathan Mahler
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eng
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In November 2001, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a 31-year-old Yemeni, was captured and turned over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden's driver, Hamdan was transferred to Guantánamo Bay, and was soon designated by President Bush for trial before a special military tribunal. The Pentagon assigned a military defense lawyer to represent him, a 35-year-old graduate of the Naval Academy, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift. No one expected Swift to mount much of a defense. The rules of the tribunals, America's first in over fifty years, were stacked against him--assuming he wasn't expected to throw the game altogether. Instead, with the help of a young constitutional law professor at Georgetown, Neal Katyal, Swift sued the Bush Administration over the legality of the tribunals. In 2006, Katyal argued the case before the Supreme Court and won. This is the inside story of what may be the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law in the history of the Supreme Court.--From publisher description
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Title
The challenge
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In November 2001, a thirty-one-year-old Yemeni man named Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured near the Pakistan border and turned over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden's driver, Hamdan was transferred to Guantanamo Bay and designated for trial before a special military tribunal. The Pentagon assigned a young military defense lawyer, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift, to represent him in a defense that no one expected to amount to much. But with the help of a young constitutional law professor, Neal Katyal, Swift sued the Bush administration over the legality of the tribunals--and won. Written with the cooperation of Swift and Katyal, this is the inside story of this seminal case, perhaps the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law in the history of the Supreme Court
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New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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343.73/0143
Index
index present
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KF225.H36
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M34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the fight over presidential power
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Jonathan Mahler
The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler
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The challenge : Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the fight over presidential power, Jonathan Mahler
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"Portions of this work originally appeared, in somewhat different form, in the June 13, 2004, January 8, 2006, and July 9, 2006, issues of The New York Times Magazine"--T.p. verso
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314) and index
Contents
The JAG -- The trials -- VUCA -- The professor -- The civil power -- A drowning man -- The lawsuit -- Tugging the lion's tail -- "Oh, I doubt that seriously, sir" -- "Judge assigned-we won the lottery" -- An indefinite recess -- "We're going to crush you" -- Who we are -- The Supreme Court responds -- Getting to five -- Where's the food? -- The countdown -- The argument -- The heroes of Guantanamo?
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
334 p.
Isbn
9780374223205
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(hbk.)
Lccn
2008003063
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(OCoLC)191258624

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