When the Constitution and National Security Interests Collide: Investigations and Trials in a Post-9/11 World

Since Septemer 11, 2001, the terrorist prosecutions against Zacarias Moussaoui, Jose Padilla, and Yaser Hamdi have defined the legal contours of America’s “war on terror.” Together they point up the political, moral, and security imperatives that have consumed a nation trying to protect itself without abandoning the rule of law.