The Second Casualty of War: Civil Liberties and the War on Drugs

62 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2009

See all articles by Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School

Date Written: May 1, 1993

Abstract

This article examines some of the erosions of civil liberties caused during the first decade of the 'War on Drugs.' The article discusses some of the history of the suspension of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights during various wars throughout American history and compares them with the 'War on Drugs.' The goal of the article is to show that by phrasing social issues in terms of 'war,' civil liberties are put in jeopardy.

Keywords: civil liberties

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, The Second Casualty of War: Civil Liberties and the War on Drugs (May 1, 1993). Southern California Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 4, 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424499

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

Gratz College ( email )

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
United States

Albany Law School

NY
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
249
Abstract Views
1,365
rank
125,840
PlumX Metrics