Lectures & Events

Resistance and Rights: Civil Society and the Surprising Resilience of the Rule of Law after 9/11
Judge Ben C. Green Lecture
presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
SEP 11, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States launched a number of aggressive counter-terrorism tactics, including rendition, disappearances, indefinite detention, warrantless wiretapping, and torture. The Bush administration was ultimately compelled to retreat from the most lawless measures. Yet for the most part, these changes were not ordered by a court or demanded by Congress. Prof. Cole will explore the role of civil society in restoring the rule of law in post-9/11 America.
Speaker Information
David Cole David Cole
Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He is the author of six books, including No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (1999 Best Non-Fiction Book, Boston Book Review; 1999 best book on an issue of national policy, American Political Science Association); Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (2004 American Book Award); and Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror (2007, with Jules Lobel, Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for best book on national security and civil liberties). His most recent book is The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009). He has litigated numerous significant constitutional cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and been involved in many of the nation’s most important civil liberties and national security cases. Prof. Cole has received numerous awards for his human rights work.
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There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

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