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Preventing a Reign of Terror: Civil Liberties Implications of Terrorism Legislation

Oklahoma City Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1996

102 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 1997 Last revised: 8 Dec 2008

David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law

Joseph Edward Olson

Hamline University - School of Law

Abstract

Domestic terrorism is not a reason to abrogate constitutional rights, argues this 101-page paper, which discusses the 1996 omnibus federal terrorism bill, and other terror proposals. Topics include: scope of the terrorism problem; Britain's mistaken response to terror; use of the military in law enforcement; the Internet; militias; wiretapping; the FBI; and federalizing local crime.

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Kopel, David B. and Olson, Joseph Edward, Preventing a Reign of Terror: Civil Liberties Implications of Terrorism Legislation. Oklahoma City Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=10476

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Joseph Edward Olson

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