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October 8, 2007 Posner’s National Security State Part III NATIONAL Security and Freedom of speech o Should the government be able to censor and punish the media when it published secret information that weakens the government response to terrorism? o Should the advocacy of violent acts by individuals be the basis for government investigation and surveillance? o Should the advocacy of violent acts be punishable by the government Incitement: a direct invitation to commit specific criminal acts in the near future Advocacy: preaching the desirability of crimes Government Censorship o The scholarly publication of scientific research that can be used by terrorists to attack us o The publication by the media of leaks of classified government documents
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Unformatted text preview: Example: The administrations discussion of interrogation tactics (posted on ANGEL) A Human Rights Perspective on Balancing Liberty and Security o What are human rights? Rights that humans have by being born inalienable People like terrorists have these rights also There is no enforcement of these rights o How are human rights defined? o What does it mean to ratify a treaty? International Law and Government Response to Terrorism o International Covenant on Civil Political Rights (ICCPR) o The Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) o The Geneva Convention...
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