The Law of Homegrown (Counter) Terrorism

35 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2012

Date Written: 2010


This Article aims to promote conceptual clarity about what role local officials ought to play as part of an overall intelligence strategy that conjoins elements of national and sub-national authority to practice “intelligence under law.” It emphasizes areas of comparative local strength as well as vulnerability, and suggests what a rightly conceived set of institutional arrangements ought to look like. Conceptual work of this sort is a necessary foundation for homegrown counter-terrorism to play a significant role in addressing homegrown terrorism.

Keywords: Homegrown Terrorism, Police and Counter-Terrorism, Domestic Intelligence, Federalism and National Security

Suggested Citation

Rascoff, Samuel James, The Law of Homegrown (Counter) Terrorism (2010). Texas Law Review, Vol. 88 , No. 1715, 2010, Available at SSRN:

Samuel James Rascoff (Contact Author)

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States


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