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Author Mahler, Jonathan, 1969-

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

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  343.73 MAH    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  343.73 M    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  343.7301 M27    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  343.7301 MAHLER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  343.73 MA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 334 pages ; 24 cm
Note "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [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?
Summary 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 Guant√°namo 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.
Subject Hamdan, Salim Ahmed, 1970- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-2021 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Military courts -- United States.
Jurisdiction -- United States.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- United States.
International and municipal law -- United States.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Chauffeurs -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Added Title Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
Hamdan versus Rumsfeld
ISBN 9780374223205 hardcover alkaline paper
0374223203 hardcover alkaline paper
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