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By Peter Margulies

From the Justice Department’s memos protecting coerced interrogation to Alberto Gonzales’ firing of U.S. legal professionals who didn't healthy the Bush Administration’s political wishes, Law’s Detour paints an alarming photograph of the various detours that George W. Bush and his allies created to thwart transparency and undermine the guideline of legislation after September eleven, 2001. Pursuing these detours, Bush officers manage a law-free region at Guantánamo, ordered vast immigration raids that separated households, and screened applicants for civil provider jobs to make sure the hiring of “real Americans.”

While govt wishes flexibility to handle actual dangers to nationwide security—which definitely exist within the post-9/11 world—the Bush Administration’s use of detours distracted the govt. from pressing priorities, tarnished America’s recognition, and threatened balloting and civil rights. during this finished research of Bush officers’ efforts to stretch and pressure the justice approach, Peter Margulies canvasses the prices of the Administration’s many detours, from resisting responsibility within the warfare on terrorism to thwarting fiscal and environmental legislation. Concise and whole of compelling anecdotes, Law’s Detour maps those aberrations, surveys the wear and tear performed, and reaffirms the virtues of transparency and conversation that the Bush management dismissed.

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