The Terror Courts
Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay
By Jess Bravin
(Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300189209, 448pp.)
Publication Date: January 21, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The first inside account of America’s continuing legal experiment at Guantanamo Bay—a permanent, offshore justice system designed to assure convictions by denying constitutional rights
Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, has covered the Guantanamo military commissions since 2001. He is the author of Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Fromme and a contributor to several books, including Crimes of War 2.0 and Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. He is based in Washington, DC.
“Jess Bravin’s The Terror Courts is the definitive account of the legal aftermath of 9/11—and the still-unsettled legacy of the decisions made in those frenzied days.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court
"Jess Bravin has written an authoritative account of a dark chapter in American history, a chapter that is still being written. This riveting and deeply disturbing book should be required reading for all engaged citizens."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
"A damning, brave book by an author who is legitimately outraged by what he uncovered."—Kirkus Reviews
“A remarkable job by one of the news media's most persistent reporters on matters of law and national security. Bravin penetrated a system designed for railroading prisoners in near-total secrecy, and he demonstrated the persistence of many ordinary—and some extraordinary—Americans’ visceral devotion to such quaint notions as the presumption of innocence and the rule of law.”—Harvey Silverglate, Reason