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Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Peter Margulies


From the Justice Department's memos defending coerced interrogation to Alberto Gonzales's firing of U.S. Attorneys who did not fit the Bush administration's political needs, this book paints an alarming picture of the many detours that George W. Bush and his allies created to thwart transparency and undermine the rule of law after September 11, 2001. Pursuing those detours, Bush officials set up a law-free zone at Guantánamo, ordered massive immigration raids that separated families, and screened candidates for civil service jobs to ensure the hiring of “real Americans.” While government needs ... More

Keywords: immigration raids, legal detours, Bush administration, George W. Bush, 9/11, Guantánamo, war on terror, transparency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814795590
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Margulies, author