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Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror - a Public Defender's inside Account

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Publisher Comments:

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award — Winner in the Book category

Independent Publishers — Winner of the Gold Medal in the Autobiography/Memoircategory

ForeWord Book of the Year Awards — Winner of the Bronze Medal in the Social Science category

The EricHoffer Award - Winner in the Memoir category

A public defender's dedicated struggle to rescue two innocent men from the recent Kafkaesque practices of our vandalized justicesystem

Our government can make you disappear. Those were the words Steven Wax never imagined he would hear himself say. In his twenty-nine years as a public defender, Waxhad never had to warn a client that he or she might be taken away to a military brig, or worse, a black site, one of our country's dreaded secret prisons. How had our country come tothis?� The disappearance of people happens in places ruled by tyrants, military juntas, fascist strongmen--governments with such contempt for the rule of law that they strip their citizens of allrights. But in America?

Under the current Bush administration, not only are the civil rights of foreigners in jeopardy, but those of U.S. citizens. Wax interweaves the stories of two men that he and histeam represented: Brandon Mayfield, an American-born small town lawyer and family man, arrested as a suspected terrorist in the Madrid train station bombings after a fingerprint was incorrectly traced back to him by theFBI; and Adel Hamad, a Sudanese hospital administrator taken from his apartment to a Pakistani prison and then flown in chains to the United States military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kafka Comes to America revealswhere and how our civil liberties have been eroded for a false security, and how each of us can make a difference. If these events could happen to Brandon Mayfield and Adel Hamad, they can happen to anyone. It could happento us. It could happen to you.

Synopsis:

Argues that civil liberties have eroded since the September 11 terrorist attacks and presents case studies of two men who were casualties of post-9/11 counterterrorism measures.

About the Author

Steven T. Wax is in his seventh term as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. A cum laude graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Law School, he was a key part of the Brooklyn, N.Y. District Attorney’s prosecution of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. “Son of Sam.” Wax and his team are representing seven men held as “enemy combatants” in Guantánamo. He has taught at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, serves as an ethics prosecutor for the Oregon State Bar, and lectures throughout the country.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue……………………………………………………………………...3

Chapter One: Footprints in the Carpet………………………………………6

Chapter Two: “Portland Lawyer Arrested!”………………………………...13

Chapter Three: A Cry for Help from Guantanamo………………………….29

Chapter Four: Innocence is Irrelevant……………………………………...48

Chapter Five: Seized and Disappeared……………………………………..58

Chapter Six: From September 11 to Guantanamo Bay……………………..76

Chapter Seven: The Matching of Latent Print # 17………...........................96

Chapter Eight: A Lonely Battle…………………………………………….105

Chapter Nine: Feeding Refugees and Teaching Orphans…………………..126

Chapter Ten: The Unconscionable Detention of Adel Hamad…………..…146

Chapter Eleven: the Seeds of Mercy……………………………………….158

Chapter Twelve: A Life Exposed………………………………..................171

Chapter Thirteen: The Ice Man………………………………….................180

Chapter Fourteen: Something to Hide……………………………………...193

Chapter Fifteen: The Cavalry is Coming…………………………………...206

Chapter Sixteen: The DTA and the Second Rebuke………………………..223

Chapter Seventeen: Homeland Security……………………………………242

Chapter Eighteen: Proffer and Immunity…………………………………..251

Chapter Nineteen: Catch 22…..…………………………………………….265

Chapter Twenty: The Road to Kabul.....................................................278

Chapter Twenty One: Defenders in the War Zones…………..……………294

Chapter Twenty Two: Spanish Truths/American Lies……………………..306

Chapter Twenty Three: Mayfield: The Aftermath…………………………323

Chapter Twenty Four: The MCA and the Third Stall……………………...345

Chapter Twenty Five: The Dark Winter…………………………………...359

Chapter Twenty Six: Tea with the Ministers in Sudan ………………........374

Chapter Twenty Seven: The Final Round for Adel………………………..392

Chapter Twenty Eight: The Fight for Freedom is Never Won…………….410

Postscript………..…………………………………………………………417

Acknowledgements………………………………………………………..421

Notes………………………………………………………………….423

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590514559
Publisher:
Other Press
Subject:
Law : Constitutional
Author:
Wax, Steven T.
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Due process of law -- United States.
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Law : General
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
September 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
380

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Law » Civil Liberties and Human Rights
History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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