"This book addresses questions I didn't realize I had - in a compelling and thoughtful way. More than that, it explains the legality behind questions journalists ask every day about morality, policy and strategy. It should be kept in every journalist's library."
-Kelly Kennedy, USA Today reporter, author of They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq.
Much in America changed on September 11, 2001. One of those changes was the language of discourse in our public dialog about war and terrorism. But few realize that a robust and detailed body of law and policy lies behind that dialog. This new guide will demystify that law and policy by providing the necessary legal background and context for journalists and others who want to understand ongoing policy debates.
Each chapter contains a summary of legal and policy issues of significance and is accompanied by an annotated bibliography for further reading. In addition, a list of experts to contact for additional background information is included.
Published by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism