2003 – David Cole, “Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms”

David Cole

“Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Why We All Have a Stake in the Rights of Foreign Nationals in the War on Terrorism.”

David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

A graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, he has litigated many First Amendment cases, including Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flag burning.  The American Lawyer named him one of the top 45 public sector lawyers in the country under 45.

He is the author of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (The New Press, 1999), Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security (The New Press, 2002), and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (The New Press, 2003).  No Equal Justice was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review, best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association, and awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu prize from the Jesuit Honor Society in 2001.

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