Policy Forum

Are Civil Liberties at Risk in the War on Terror?

May 24, 2007 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Auditorium/Wintergarden

Featuring Bruce Fein, Chairman, American Freedom Agenda; Andrew C. McCarthy, Director, Center for Law & Counterterrorism Foundation for Defense of Democracies; and Moderated by Timothy Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

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The conservative authors of the new American Freedom Agenda charge that since 9/11 the Bush administration has chronically usurped legislative or judicial power and has repeatedly claimed that the president is the law. Others argue that the administration has responded appropriately to the nature of the threat. For 18 years, Andrew McCarthy was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York where he led the terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. Bruce Fein served as associate deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan. Please join us for a vigorous discussion of a crucial topic.