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Under the color of law the Bush administration"s subversion of U.S. constitutional and international law in the War on Terror by Martin J. Henn

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • War and emergency powers -- United States,
  • Executive power -- United States,
  • Constitutional law -- United States,
  • War (International law),
  • International and municipal law -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMartin Henn.
LC ClassificationsKF7225 .H46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24029047M
ISBN 109780739143292
LC Control Number2010001244

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