About the Book
National Security Law 6E
Vermont Law School
Arthur L. Berney
Boston College Law School
William C. Banks
Syracuse University College of Law
George Washington University Law School
Stephen I. Vladeck
University of Texas School of Law
2016. 1480 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-6832-3.
Teachers Manual and supplementary materials may be found on the Professor Materials page.
About the Book
National Security Law, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest exploration of constitutional, domestic, and international law issues in National Security of any book in the field. This highly respected team of authors uses expressive and descriptive text to provide context and informative historical and background information. The Sixth Edition features the most recent and important cases, as well as excerpts from significant reports and other materials, and a thorough Teachers Manual gives adopters helpful backup.
This book has been adopted for classroom use at a majority of American law schools, as well as military academies and schools, and non-law graduate programs.
Among the features that have made this the preeminent casebook in the field:
Cohesive thematic framework surveying the law and process for using U.S. force abroad, intelligence gathering, counterterrorism, homeland security, related civil liberties concerns, and access to sensitive government information in a democracy.
Currency and comprehensive coverage addressing the very latest developments in the field.
Rich, well-balanced primary materials including judicial opinions, statutes, executive orders, and executive branch memoranda.
Special guidance for students and teachers introductory questions for principal cases, extensive notes and questions after, summary of basic principles at the end of each chapter.
Numerous shorter chapters to reflect the way professors actually use the materials in the classroom.
Comprehensive Teachers Manual more than 400 pages, with full explanations and analysis.
Annual Supplements containing recent developments in this very dynamic field.
Website reflecting the very latest developments during each academic year, with edited materials for classroom use.
New to the Sixth Edition:
Important recent cases, including:
Zivotofsky v. Kerry (2015)
Hernandez v. United States (2015)
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA (2013)
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (2013)
American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper (2015)
In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2015)
Ibrahim v. Dept. of Homeland Security (2014)
Turkmen v. Hasty (2015)
Hedges v. Obama (2013)
Aamer v. Obama (2014)
Al Bahlul v. United States (2015)
Other significant new materials:
materials on the U.S. intervention in Syria and operations against ISIL
materials on standards for targeted killing
a new chapter on cyberwarfare
a new chapter on bulk collection and data-mining
re-organized chapters on intelligence methods, the organization of the intelligence community, and intelligence operations
re-organized chapters on enhanced interrogation, including the SSCI report
Table of Cases, Sixth Edition
Index, Sixth Edition
Preface / Sample Chapters
Preface, Sixth Edition