Friday, May 27, 2011

For Your Summer Reading List

When Justice Fybel is not writing opinions and chairing Supreme Court advisory committees on judicial ethics , he is studying and teaching others about the Holocaust and genocide generally -- including the dangers of complicity by judges and lawyers. 

He and Chapman Law professor Katherine Darmer have now completed work on "National Security, Civil Liberties and the War on Terror."

It's available at Amazon. According to the description:  "This timely collection of recent articles and judicial commentary provides a balance of perspectives on concrete issues under the umbrella of national security and civil liberties. It includes court judgments as well as opinion pieces both from those who believe the United States needs to be more protective of civil liberties and also from those who argue that national security concerns are paramount. It addresses some of the most hotly debated issues of the day, including the detentions at Guantanamo Bay, the use of torture, holding enemy combatants indefinitely, the question of whether terrorism suspects should be given the Miranda warnings, and the limits of executive power during wartime. To stress the importance of an impartial, independent judiciary, Richard Fybel explains the history of the German judiciary and judges during the Nazi Era."