Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security?: Federal by Kirk A. Randazzo

By Kirk A. Randazzo

Examines the severe position assumed through the U. S. judiciary in balancing matters approximately nationwide protection with the safety of liberty after the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001.

The terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, and the next responses via the U.S. federal govt have raised primary questions on civil liberties in either household and foreign legislation. consequently, the U.S. judiciary, out of its accountability for examining the structure, has assumed a very important position in defining obstacles of household and overseas coverage, and in balancing matters approximately defense with the security of liberty. using a worldly mixture of quantitative and qualitative research, Kirk A. Randazzo examines major questions: To what volume do federal judges safeguard liberty or champion safeguard while adjudicating disputes? And to what quantity does the hierarchal constitution of the federal judiciary impression judgements by way of decrease courtroom judges? There are, he argues, aggravating symptoms that the federal judiciary as an entire usually are not defenders of liberty. additionally, decrease court docket judges strategically expect the selections of upper courts and constrain their habit to prevent reversal.

“This ebook presents a useful perception into the choice making folks federal judges on international coverage matters … [and] is an effective place to begin for extra paintings on interactive judicial determination making.” — Political stories Review

Kirk A. Randazzo is Assistant Professor of Political technology on the collage of South Carolina.

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