Civil Liberties After September 11

Organizations: Resources, Statements

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: "Crisis in America"
http://www.adc.org/

American Bar Association: "Task Force on Terrorism and the Law Comments on Pending House and Senate Anti-terrorism Legislation"
http://www.abanet.org/leadership/antiterrorism_legislation.html

American Civil Liberties Union: "Safe and Free in Times of Crisis"
http://www.aclu.org/safeandfree/index.html

American Immigration Law Foundation: "Reference Materials Related to September 11 Terrorist Attack"
http://www.ailf.org/pubed/pe_911_ref_index.asp

Amnesty International: "Justice Not Revenge"
http://web.amnesty.org/web/content.nsf/pages/gbrsep11crisis

Amnesty International: "Post 11 September Detainees Deprived of Their Basic Rights"
http://web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/Index/AMR510452002?OpenDocument&of=COUNTRIES\USA

Cato Institute: "Civil Liberties"
http://www.cato.org/current/civil-liberties/

Center for Constitutional Rights: "What’s So Patriotic About Trampling on the Bill of Rights?"
http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/docs/USA_PATRIOT_ACT.pdf

Center for Constitutional Rights: "CCR Files Suit on Behalf of INS Detainees"
http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=02phhtt7Xc&Content=167

Center for Democracy and Technology: "Analysis of the Patriot Act"
http://www.cdt.org/security/usapatriot/analysis.shtml

Center for Democracy and Technology: "Information from Department of Justice on Detainees, Nov. 27, 2001"
http://www.cdt.org/security/011127doj.shtml

Center for National Security Studies: "The Aftermath of September 11"
http://www.cnss.org/Aftermath%20of%20Sept%2011%20.htm

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
http://www.cair-net.org/

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): "FIRE - One Year Later: The Aftermath of September 11"
http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/67.html

Freedom Forum: "A Matter of Balance: Secrecy Doesn’t Guarantee Security"
http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=15944

Freedom Forum: "The First Amendment: A Wartime Casualty?"
http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=15746

Free Expression Network: "The USA Patriot Act Six Months Later: A Statement" http://www.freeexpression.org/patriotstmt.htm

Human Rights First: Statement on Immigration Issues in Counter-Terrorism Legislation
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/media/2001_1996/counter_terrorism_3.htm

Human Rights First: "The Impact on Civil Rights in the United States
of the September 11 Attacks"
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/us_law/after_911/after_911_09.htm

Human Rights Watch: "Aftermath of the Sept. 11 Attacks, Human Rights Implications"
http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/september11/

Human Rights Watch: "Incomplete Access to Sept. 11 Detainees"
http://www.hrw.org/press/2002/02/ins0208.htm

Islamic Society of North America: "Muslim Civil Liberties — A letter to President Bush"
http://www.isna.net/news.asp?view=detail&id=64

Jewish Council for Public Affairs: "Resolution on Civil Liberties Issues Raised by War on Terrorism"
http://www.jewishpublicaffairs.org/israel/resolutions/terrorism-civil-liberties-2002.htm

Jurist, the Legal Education Network: "Terrorism Law and Policy"
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/terrorism/terrorism3b.htm

Muslim Public Affairs Council: "MPAC Gravely Concerned Over Government Raids on Muslim Community"
http://mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=166

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: "Fighting Terrorism/Protecting Liberty"
http://www.nacdl.org/public.nsf/freeform/terrorism1?opendocument

National Coalition Against Censorship: "Free Expression After September 11"
http://www.ncac.org/issues/freeex911.html

People for the American Way: Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Efforts
http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=12353

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: "Homefront Confidential" (PDF
http://www.rcfp.org/news/documents/Homefront_Confidential.pdf

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: "White House Embarked on Path of Secrecy After September 11, Report Says."
http://www.rcfp.org/news/2002/0315report.html

Women’s Action for New Directions: "Women Take Action for Real Security"
http://www.wand.org/9-11/realsecurity.html

Articles, Media

AP story (from Freedom Forum): "55% Oppose Sacrificing Civil Liberties for Security"
http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=16127

The Hill: "USA Patriot Act powers prompt second look"
http://www.thehill.com/050102/patriot.shtm

IndyMedia Center: "Civil Liberties"
http://nyc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=10536&group=webcast

NYT article (from Civilrights.org): "Officials Are Told to Keep INS Detainee Information Secret"
http://www.civilrights.org/library/detail.cfm?id=7965

NYT article (from NACDL.org) "Ashcroft Defends Antiterror Plan and Says Criticism May Aid Foes"
http://www.nacdl.org/public.nsf/newsreleases/2001mn067?opendocument

NPR: "Liberty vs. Security"
http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/liberties/011205.index.html

Pluralism Project: "In the News"
http://www.pluralism.org/news/

Pluralism Project: "In the News — Articles Related to the Aftermath of September 11"
http://www.pluralism.org/news/continuing_stories_view/5

San Jose Mercury-News (from Common Dreams): "Lynne Cheney — Joe Lieberman Group Puts Out a Blacklist"
http://www.commondreams.org/views01/1213-05.htm

The Village Voice: "Victims of the Dragnet"
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0216/ridgeway.php

Yahoo News: "Arab and Muslim Americans" (updated regularly)
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/US/Arab_and_Muslim_Americans

Government, Other

Text of the Patriot Act, H.R. 3162 (PDF)
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_bills&docid=f:h3162enr.txt.pdf

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the Anti-Terrorism Bill
http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/statements/01/10/102501at.html

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
http://www.usccr.gov/

U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/