Civil Liberties After September 11

Organizations: Resources, Statements

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: "Crisis in America"

American Bar Association: "Task Force on Terrorism and the Law Comments on Pending House and Senate Anti-terrorism Legislation"

American Civil Liberties Union: "Safe and Free in Times of Crisis"

American Immigration Law Foundation: "Reference Materials Related to September 11 Terrorist Attack"

Amnesty International: "Justice Not Revenge"

Amnesty International: "Post 11 September Detainees Deprived of Their Basic Rights"\USA

Cato Institute: "Civil Liberties"

Center for Constitutional Rights: "What’s So Patriotic About Trampling on the Bill of Rights?"

Center for Constitutional Rights: "CCR Files Suit on Behalf of INS Detainees"

Center for Democracy and Technology: "Analysis of the Patriot Act"

Center for Democracy and Technology: "Information from Department of Justice on Detainees, Nov. 27, 2001"

Center for National Security Studies: "The Aftermath of September 11"

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): "FIRE - One Year Later: The Aftermath of September 11"

Freedom Forum: "A Matter of Balance: Secrecy Doesn’t Guarantee Security"

Freedom Forum: "The First Amendment: A Wartime Casualty?"

Free Expression Network: "The USA Patriot Act Six Months Later: A Statement"

Human Rights First: Statement on Immigration Issues in Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Human Rights First: "The Impact on Civil Rights in the United States
of the September 11 Attacks"

Human Rights Watch: "Aftermath of the Sept. 11 Attacks, Human Rights Implications"

Human Rights Watch: "Incomplete Access to Sept. 11 Detainees"

Islamic Society of North America: "Muslim Civil Liberties — A letter to President Bush"

Jewish Council for Public Affairs: "Resolution on Civil Liberties Issues Raised by War on Terrorism"

Jurist, the Legal Education Network: "Terrorism Law and Policy"

Muslim Public Affairs Council: "MPAC Gravely Concerned Over Government Raids on Muslim Community"

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: "Fighting Terrorism/Protecting Liberty"

National Coalition Against Censorship: "Free Expression After September 11"

People for the American Way: Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Efforts

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: "Homefront Confidential" (PDF

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: "White House Embarked on Path of Secrecy After September 11, Report Says."

Women’s Action for New Directions: "Women Take Action for Real Security"

Articles, Media

AP story (from Freedom Forum): "55% Oppose Sacrificing Civil Liberties for Security"

The Hill: "USA Patriot Act powers prompt second look"

IndyMedia Center: "Civil Liberties"

NYT article (from "Officials Are Told to Keep INS Detainee Information Secret"

NYT article (from "Ashcroft Defends Antiterror Plan and Says Criticism May Aid Foes"

NPR: "Liberty vs. Security"

Pluralism Project: "In the News"

Pluralism Project: "In the News — Articles Related to the Aftermath of September 11"

San Jose Mercury-News (from Common Dreams): "Lynne Cheney — Joe Lieberman Group Puts Out a Blacklist"

The Village Voice: "Victims of the Dragnet"

Yahoo News: "Arab and Muslim Americans" (updated regularly)

Government, Other

Text of the Patriot Act, H.R. 3162 (PDF)

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the Anti-Terrorism Bill

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Justice