Prof. Thomas McDonnell comments on changes to the legal landscape in the decade since the 9/11 attacks
Prof. McDonnell told the Law Journal that the terror attacks triggered “revolutionary changes in our legal landscape,” from detentions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to the daily indignities of airport passenger searches.
He also discussed terror and rendition of terror suspects, employed by the Bush administration, which have been ostensibly stopped by the Obama administration. But Obama has endorsed the concept of indefinite detentions in some cases, and the administration has argued for immunity from prosecution for officials involved in abuses, McDonnell said.
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