The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft Have Dismantled the Bill of Rights
Elaine Cassel

Lawrence Hill Books 2004

A “must read” as soon as possible. Elaine Cassel is a practicing attorney and a professor law and psychology. This is a very clear and concise discussion about the Bill of Rights and the effect of the Bush Administration’s assault on them. The book is dedicated, “To the lawyers who fight on the front lines in the war against civil liberties and the judges who have the courage to defend the Constitution”.

From the back cover

PRESIDENT BUSH SAID THAT THE WAR ON TERRORISM will be fought in every corner of the globe and on every street corner. But what he didn’t tell you is that you and your freedoms became another casualty. Via the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act, and dozens of lesser-known laws and executive orders, Bush, Ashcroft, and a compliant Congress and courts all but dismantled the Bill of Rights.

This book Chronicles the major battles of this war (addressing all the major “terrorism” trials to date)-against attorneys, Muslim Charities, immigrants, and “enemy combatants” (including American citizens and prisoners in Guatanamo Bay). It surveys the soldiers on the other side of this war-the growing grassroots dissent against the efforts of the Bush Administration. And it considers the damage this war has had on the values that are at the heart of America.

See below for excerpts from chapter 2
The War in the Courts

Cassel’s is keeping watch on how the Bush administration has been dismantling the Bill of Rights. Go to: babelogue