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The Resource Cheating justice : how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it, Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper

Cheating justice : how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it, Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper

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Cheating justice : how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it
Title
Cheating justice
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how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Bush-Cheney Administration transgressed the law in ways that trampled the Constitution, crushed the concept of lawful conduct and harmed the image of the U.S. around the world. The 2009 release of secret torture documents, in particular, ripped apart the notion that "'we' do not torture," as President Bush liked to say. Torture is against the law, plain and simple. The documents paint a bleak picture of the involvement of President Bush, Vice-President Cheney and top Administration officials in unleashing, sanctioning and conspiring in the infliction of torture. Without indictments, prosecution or accountability, their activities make a mockery of the United States law and especially of the unwavering standard that "no person is above the law." The failure to indict, prosecute or hold officials at the highest level accountable sets frightening precedents. Cheating Justice identifies in clear language why the nation needs to address the Bush-Cheney Administration's willing plunge into torture, and, more specifically, how to do it. With Watergate-era reforms as a model, the book will describe the plain steps to undoing the damage that the Bush-Cheney Administration inflicted and to putting into place new protections that will block future presidents from similarly abusing the law. Few topics can be more important for our times: these actions are vital to our freedom and to the nation's future
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10075650
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Holtzman, Elizabeth
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
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Cooper, Cynthia L.
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True
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  • Terrorism
  • Administrative responsibility
  • Misconduct in office
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • United States
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how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law, plotted to avoid prosecution, and what we can do about it
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Cheating justice : how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it, Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper
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978-0-8070-0321-3.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-192) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 208 pages
Isbn
9780807003213
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011038208
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • BRD2011038208
  • PWmBRO
Label
Cheating justice : how Bush and Cheney attacked the rule of law and plotted to avoid prosecution-- and what we can do about it, Elizabeth Holtzman with Cynthia L. Cooper
Link
978-0-8070-0321-3.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 208 pages
Isbn
9780807003213
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011038208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • BRD2011038208
  • PWmBRO

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