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National Security Investigations and Prosecutions, 2d

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Format: Book - hardbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2012-2016
Service #: 40420190
Sub #: 40420189
Pages: 2206
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
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National Security Investigations and Prosecutions presents the law governing, and related to, national security investigations (NSIs). An NSI is an investigation conducted by the United States government to acquire information about foreign threats to the national security, e.g., international terrorism.

National security law is often inaccessible, and can be particularly hard to follow when divorced from the context of historical tradition, governmental structures, and the operational reality in which it functions. This treatise explores the full background of NSIs, both from a pre-911 and a post-911 perspective, providing a powerful tool for any attorney handling a case involving a national security investigation or prosecution. The text:

    • Explains the federal government's power, and limits on that power, in the area of NSIs

    • Describes the investigative tools available to the government, explaining how they work and how they can be challenged

    • Provides step-by-step guidance for companies regarding civil and criminal liability for actions involving electronic surveillance

    • Covers laws that apply, and issues that arise, when an NSI leads to prosecution or other litigation


  • Serious students of national security law will want to come to grips with the authors penetrating analysis and comprehensive description of this sensitive arena. Our national security depends on excellent scholarship here. John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States.
  • This treatise is a very helpful contribution for anyone involved in the legal aspects of the war on terrorism and intelligence. It provides expert and thoughtful analysis of this incredibly complex and secretive topic, and helps make the topic accessible. Given the centrality of the issues classified intelligence collection and the balance with civil liberties this is a valuable addition. Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator, and Member of the Select Committee on Intelligence and
  • In this useful and timely book, coauthors David Kris and Doug Wilson combine the refined research skills and dogged persistence of respected legal scholars with the practical insights of widely admired top Justice Department lawyers. An ambitious undertaking, the book traces the evolution over half an eventful century of law, judicial review, and Congressional oversight governing the arcane world of national security investigations. Kris and Wilson take us from the simpler pre-Cold-War era o