Harvey Silverglate on Military Tribunals


Jess Bravin's The Terror Courts describes a civil war within the national security establishment. As the White House's most hardened hawks charged ahead in rounding up suspected terrorists, Bravin reports, others within the government fought, both overtly and covertly, to protect constitutional procedures. Harvey Silverglate writes that he was considerably more pessimistic about the War on Terror's impact on American liberty before he read the book.