Constitutional Peril

The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy

Bruce Fein

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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Renowned attorney and political critic Bruce Fein reveals the dangers our Constitution and our nation have faced courtesy of the Bush Administration and a Congress asleep at the switch.  In blistering detail, he deconstructs the policies of Bush in the War on Terror--from the flouting of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to the crippling of the Great Writ of habeas corpus--and forecasts that the damage he's done is unlikely to be repaired quickly or easily.

As Barack Obama takes office, there are questions that involve the very foundations of our government and the degrees to which they have been undermined, either actively or passively, by nearly everyone in power today. By exploring the constitutional crises of the past--from Lincoln and habeas corpus to Nixon and Watergate--Fein compellingly and presciently begins to answer those questions.

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"Bruce Fein is one of the most important legal minds of our time. Constitutional Peril is a must read for American lovers of liberty."--Congressman Ron Paul

"Bruce Fein has written a compelling and powerful book.  He describes a litany of executive excesses, including warrantless surveillance, abuse of executive privilege, secrecy, extraordinary rendition, torture, improper detentions, and misuse of signing statements.  As a top offficial in the Reagan Justice Department, Bruce is in a unique position to remind us of the importance of checks and balances in our constitutional form of government."--Representative John Conyers, Jr.

"Argues and richly documents that, primarily as the result of the last eight years, America's constitutional form of government is in imminent danger of extinction. Employing both his substantial constitutional expertise and his penchant for describing complex legal issues in clear and easy-to-understand terms, Fein details how the crux of our Constitutional guarantees have been gutted ." --Glenn Greenwald

 

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Bruce Fein

Bruce Fein is a columnist for The Washington Times, an attorney, and a political critic. He was part of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and appears regularly on CNN, NPR, and the BBC.

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Constitutional Peril
The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy
Bruce Fein

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
October 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780230617612
ISBN10: 0230617611
5 1/8 x 8 inches, 256 pages
$17.00

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780230602885
ISBN10: 0230602886
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$24.95
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