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10/30/01.. Detentions After Attack Exceed 1,000 ...New York Times

Justice Department officials said today that the number of people who had been detained in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks had surpassed 1,000, and civil liberties advocates said the government's refusal to disclose the identities of those held and the charges against them raised the possibility of secret detentions.

10/30/01.. Bush Announces a Crackdown on Visa Violators ...New York Times

President Bush moved today to tighten immigration controls in order to keep potential terrorists out of the United States, partly by cracking down on foreigners who have stayed beyond the terms of their visas.

10/29/01.. Rights Groups Seek Facts on Sept. 11 Detainees...Reuters

A group of 21 civil liberties, human rights and electronic privacy organizations filed a request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act on Monday seeking information about individuals arrested or detained in America after the Sept. 11 attacks.

10/29/01.. Bush Sets Up Task Force to Identify Terrorists...Reuters

Vowing to protect Americans from ''any threat whatsoever,'' President Bush set up a task force on Monday to stop would-be terrorists from entering the United States by tightening up enforcement of immigration policies.

10/29/01.. Anthrax Discovered at Justice Dept. Mail Facility...Reuters

Anthrax has been discovered at an offsite mail facility for the Department of Justice, a Justice Department statement said on Sunday.

10/28/01.. CIA Weighs 'Targeted Killing' Missions...Washington Post

Armed with new authority from President Bush for a global campaign against al Qaeda, the Central Intelligence Agency is contemplating clandestine missions expressly aimed at killing specified individuals for the first time since the assassination scandals and consequent legal restraints of the 1970s.

10/25/01..Senate Clears Anti-Terror Bill for Bush's Signature ...New York Times

The Senate passed sweeping anti-terrorism legislation today, sending President Bush a measure that would expand the government's ability to conduct electronic surveillance, detain immigrants without charges and penetrate money-laundering banks.

10/25/01..Terror Bill Clears House; Moves to Senate ...New York Times

The House today overwhelmingly passed sweeping antiterrorism legislation including new attacks on money laundering. The bill stalled for the day in the Senate, but was scheduled for a final vote on Thursday, when adoption is all but certain.

10/24/01..House Passes Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Bill..Washington Post

Barely six weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, the House this morning overwhelmingly approved the final version of a landmark bill that will greatly expand the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to tap phones, monitor Internet traffic and conduct other forms of surveillance in pursuit of terrorist suspects.

10/23/01.. Congress Balks at Giving President Emergency Powers...Washington Post

Congressional negotiators balked at a White House proposal that would give the president new powers to keep the government open if Congress could not meet because of a crisis.

10/22/01..CIA Relaxes Policy on Recruiting Shady Agents...Reuters

The CIA has relaxed a policy on recruiting shady agents to allow on-the-spot hiring of people with information on terrorism, even if they are guilty of human rights violations, a U.S. official said on Monday.

10/22/01..FBI Considers Torture as Suspects Stay Silent...The Times (U.K.)

American investigators are considering resorting to harsher interrogation techniques, including torture, after facing a wall of silence from jailed suspected members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network, according to a report yesterday.

10/22/01..U.S. Faces Tough Choices if Bin Laden Is Captured...The New York Times

Lawyers are beginning to ask the next question: What do we do if we catch bin Laden?

10/21/01/...Detainees' Lawyers Complain of Unfair Treatment...New York Times

Many of the more than 800 people detained by federal authorities since the attacks in New York and at the Pentagon have nothing to contribute to the investigation, their lawyers say, and yet, in many respects, they are hostages to it.

10/21/01..Silence of 4 Terror Probe Suspects Poses Dilemma...Washington Post

FBI and Justice Department investigators are increasingly frustrated by the silence of jailed suspected associates of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, and some are beginning to that say that traditional civil liberties may have to be cast aside if they are to extract information about the Sept. 11 attacks and terrorist plans.

10/21/01..CIA Told to Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Kill Bin Laden...Washington Post

President Bush last month signed an intelligence order directing the CIA to undertake its most sweeping and lethal covert action since the founding of the agency in 1947, explicitly calling for the destruction of Osama bin Laden and his worldwide al Qaeda network, according to senior government officials.

10/21/01..Arrests Have Yielded Little So Far, Investigators Say...New York Times

After 40 days of the most aggressive criminal investigation in American history, federal law enforcement officials have arrested 830 people but have failed to develop evidence that anyone now in custody was a conspirator in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

10/21/01..Focus of F.B.I. Is Seen Shifting to Terrorism...New York Times

The Bush administration is discussing proposals that would lead to the most fundamental reorganization of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its history, shifting its focus to counterterrorism and away from crime fighting, senior officials said.

10/20/01..U.S. Seeking a Stronger Role for Banks on Terrorists' Cash...Washington Post

Government and banking industry officials are working on a plan to allow banks to serve as a front line for law enforcement in detecting financial transactions by terrorist groups, people involved in the effort have said.

10/19/01.. Anti-terrorism Bill Prepared for Final Vote.. ..USA Today

Senate and House negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a massive counter-terrorism package that will significantly increase the federal government's ability to track and disrupt potential terrorists by expanding its reach into Americans' private lives. Negotiators said the bill could be voted on as soon as Tuesday.

10/19/01.. Terrorist Hijacking Probe Slows in U.S.. ...Washington Post

Fewer than 10 of the 800 people detained since the Sept. 11 terror attacks are suspected of being associated with the hijacking plot, but investigators have learned few details because none of the suspects is cooperating with authorities, senior government officials said this week.

10/17/01.. House Approves Money Laundering Bill. ...Washington Post

The House passed a money laundering bill today without including a controversial provision to limit Internet gambling that the FBI favored but the credit-card industry opposed.

10/17/01.. House and Senate Leaders Clash on Banking Measure. ...New York Times

With some bankers and conservative groups alarmed about legislation intended to make it harder for terrorists to move money through the banking system, House and Senate leaders are clashing about whether to include banking controls in the pending terrorism bill.

10/16/01.. Canada Law Would Give Wider Arrest, Surveillance Powers. ...Washington Post

Canada unveiled a sweeping security bill yesterday to ban fund-raising by terrorist groups, widen wiretapping authority, and allow police to make preventive arrests of people they think will engage in terrorism.

10/15/01.. Questions Swirl Around Men Held in Terror Probe. ...Washington Post

The nearly absolute secrecy surrounding the detentions is a growing concern to civil libertarians and legal observers who fear basic rights are being violated as authorities pursue the terrorist conspiracy responsible for the attacks in New York and Washington.

10/15/01.. Saudi Denies U.S. Charge That He Gave Bin Laden Aid. ...New York Times

Accusations against pillars of the Jidda community like Yasin Abdullah al-Qadi and the Saudi-based Muwafaq Foundation are raising questions among Saudis about the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks. The accusations against the charity were presented without detailed evidence and came after five names on the list of suspects seemed to be cases of mistaken identity.

10/14/01.. Ashcroft: Some Sept. 11 Attackers Likely Still in U.S. ...Reuters

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Sunday some of the people responsible for the devastating Sept. 11 attacks on the United States were likely still in the country planning more assaults.

10/12/01.. House Approves Antiterrorism Bill ...CNN

The House of Representatives passed legislation Friday afternoon that grants law enforcement agencies expanded powers to conduct counterterrorism efforts.

10/12/01.. Senate Passes Bill Boosting Electronic Surveillance ...Washington Post

The Senate last night passed a broad anti-terrorism bill that would significantly enhance the power of law enforcement agencies to conduct searches, wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance. The House is slated to take up its version of the bill today.

10/12/01.. Panel Backs House Bill on Monitoring Of Finances ...New York Times

A House committee overwhelmingly approved broad new legislation today to combat money laundering, including a provision to require financial institutions to identify large depositors.

10/11/01.. Fingerprint Scanners Will Detect Criminals, Terrorists at Airports ...Canadian Press

Travellers at Canadian airports and border points will soon be running a $91-million gauntlet of high-tech security gadgetry that can scan fingerprints and pinpoint a bomb in a piece of luggage.

10/11/01.. Anti-Terror Bill Action May Come Today ...Washington Post

The Senate yesterday paved the way for swift action on anti-terrorism legislation as early as today if it remains bogged down over legislation to strengthen security at the nation's airports.

10/11/01.. Justice Dept. Takeover of Terror Prosecutions Frustrates U.S. Attorney ...New York Times

The decision to shift authority over potential criminal prosecutions stemming from the Sept. 11 terror attacks from New York to Washington has upset and frustrated law enforcement officials who have investigated Osama bin Laden for nearly a decade.

10/10/01..Customs Switches Priority From Drugs to Terrorism ..New York Times

The new head of the United States Customs Service said today that terrorism has replaced drug smuggling as the agency's top priority, and that he has redeployed hundreds of agents to provide round-the-clock inspections at the Canadian border to prevent terrorists from entering the country.

10/9/01.. Hill Is Due to Take Up Anti-Terror Legislation ...Washington Post

The anti-terrorism bill that Congress is slated to take up this week includes a number of measures long sought by law enforcement agencies but resisted by civil libertarians and their congressional allies as overly broad and possibly unconstitutional.

10/9/01.. F.B.I. Shifts Focus to Try to Avert Any More Attacks...New York Times

The Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have ordered agents across the country to curtail their investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks so they can pursue leads that might prevent a second, possibly imminent, round of attacks, senior law enforcement officials said.

10/9/01.. Second Anthrax Case Leads F.B.I. to Enter Inquiry...New York Times

The Federal Bureau of Investigation took over the investigation of anthrax contamination in South Florida today after a co-worker of a man who died from the illness last week was also found to have spores of the disease.

10/7/01.. Text of Osama bin Laden's Statement...BBC

Osama Bin Laden has issued a strongly-worded warning to the United States in a recorded statement broadcast on al-Jazeera television. Here is the full text of his statement.

10/7/01.. Text of Tony Blair's Statement...Washington Post

Following is the transcript of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's statement following air strikes against the Taliban by U.S. and British forces.

10/7/01.. Experts Fear Net Ensnarls Liberties ...Houston Chronicle

As lawmakers vote this week on a scaled-back version of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism package, civil libertarians from the left and right warn that Americans still face an unprecedented invasion of privacy that won't necessarily make them any safer than they were Sept. 11.

10/7/01.. National I.D. Cards: One Size Fits All ...New York Times

Polls in the weeks after the attacks show that Americans favor such identity cards. About 70 percent of those interviewed by the Pew Research Center from Sept. 13 to 17 said they approved of the requirement that all citizens carried one, to be produced on request by police.

10/6/01.. Secretive U.S. Court: Bush Wants to Use Terrorism Panel in Criminal Probes ...San Francisco Chronicle

Cloaked in secrecy and unknown to most Americans, a seven-judge court has been busy in a sealed room at the U.S. Justice Department approving "black bag" searches, wiretaps and the bugging of homes in the interests of national security.

10/6/01.. House Boosts CIA Spending ...Washington Post

The House yesterday passed by voice vote the bill that authorizes spending some $30 billion next year on intelligence, including an additional $1 billion added for the CIA, FBI and Pentagon to help pay for the stepped-up fight against terrorism, according to congressional and administration sources.

10/5/01.. Senate Panel Approves Money Laundering Legislation ...New York Times

The Senate Banking Committee today unanimously approved broad legislation to combat money laundering that would require banks and other financial institutions to make a serious effort to determine the source of deposits from foreign countries.

10/5/01.. Terror Laws Near Votes in House and Senate ...New York Times

House and Senate leaders said today that they expected to pass separate bills next week in an effort to enhance the fight against terrorism, with the Senate's version giving substantially more authority to law enforcement officials than the one in the House.

10/4/01.. Senate Reaches Deal On Anti-Terror Bill ...Washington Post

Ending days of tense negotiations, Senate Democrats and the Bush administration reached agreement last night on a wide-ranging anti-terrorism bill.he bill would significantly enhance the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to wiretap phones, monitor Internet communications and share information among themselves – in the last case without court oversight.

10/4/01.. Vast U.S.-Canada Border Suddenly Poses a Problem to Patrol Agents ...New York Times

While calls for a crackdown on the border here are understandable, they run counter to what had been the primary mission for customs, immigration and Border Patrol agents before the Sept. 11 attacks.

10/3/01.. Groups Question U.S. Detentions, Anti-Terror Bill ...Reuters

Civil rights groups on Tuesday raised serious questions about the detention of some 500 people in the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks and new legislation that would give law enforcement expanded powers.

10/3/01.. Painful Cases of Mistaken Identity ...Washington Post

In the hunt for accomplices to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the FBI and local police departments have rounded up hundreds of people. Some have turned out to be victims of happenstance or mistaken identity, and leaders from the Islamic community and the FBI have met several times to discuss ways of minimizing tensions.

10/3/01.. $100 Million in Terrorists' Assets Frozen, U.S. Says ...Washington Post

More than $100 million of suspected terrorist assets has been frozen in domestic and foreign banks since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, a senior Treasury Department official said yesterday. None of the money is believed to have come from accounts belonging directly to bin Laden or his al Qaeda terrorist organization.

10/3/01.. Anti-terrorism Bill at Impasse ...Dallas Morning News

Negotiations over an anti-terrorism measure stalled Tuesday in the Senate, delaying progress on President Bush's attempt to give law enforcement officials more tools to go after suspected terrorists.

10/3/01.. Plan to Expand U.S. Powers Alarms Some in the West...New York Times

It has come as a surprise, bordering on outrage, to many in this Republican community that a government thought to be safely controlled by like-minded conservatives is trying to expand the power and size of the federal policing authority, increase surveillance and wiretapping powers, even consider proposals for national identification cards.

10/2/01.. House Bill Would Expand Federal Detention Powers...Washington Post

House negotiators yesterday agreed to give the government new authority to investigate and detain terrorist suspects, a bipartisan compromise that denied the Bush administration some powers it sought but that was assailed by civil libertarians as a blow to American values.

10/1/01..U.S. Set to Widen Financial Assault...New York Times

Widening the financial assault on Osama bin Laden, administration officials are preparing to freeze the assets of about two dozen more charities and other organizations that are suspected of providing money and support to his terrorist operations, government officials said yesterday.

Continuously Updated Conventional Political Headlines

September, 2001

September, 2001 Terrorism News Articles

Compilation of September, 2001 News Articles on the World Trade Center Attacks

Legislation

Uniting and Strengthening America: H.R. 3162

Text of the Anti-Terrorism Bill signed into law by George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.

10/29/01...New Search Law Likely to Provoke Fourth Amendment Challenge...Law.Com

Among the likely court fights over Congress' terrorism package is one over so-called sneak-and-peek warrants, according to Fourth Amendment scholars and groups across the political spectrum.

10/24/01...Passage of Anti-Terrorism Bill; Decries Deeply Flawed Legislative Process ...ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded the 66 members of the House of Representatives who voted against the final version of anti-terrorism legislation, saying that they acted bravely to preserve civil liberties in America in the face of enormous pressure from the Bush Administration.

10/22/01..Human Rights Watch Criticizes Anti-Terrorism Legislation

In a letter to Congressional leaders released today, Human Rights Watch criticized the anti-terrorism bills that have emerged from the House and Senate for failing to safeguard the rights of non-citizens. Congressional leaders have bypassed an official conference to reconcile the two bills, with the final version now being negotiated out of public view.

10/19/01..ACLU Objects to "Sneak and Peek" Search Warrants on Anti-Terrorism Legislation

In a letter sent today to congressional conferees on the anti-terrorism legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Free Congress Foundation and 17 other organizations from across the political spectrum today urged that "Sneak and Peek" provision be deleted because it undermines the Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. Read the full text of the letter here.

< HREF="http://www.commondreams.org/views01/1019-07.htm">10/19/01..Attack on the Bill of Rights...Marty Jezer, Common Dreams Newscenter

The two houses of Congress are now negotiating the details of an anti-terrorism bill that would severely compromise the Bill of Rights, especially the first amendment rights of free speech, petition, and public assembly, and the forth amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures.

10/10/01..Surveillance Powers: Changes Being Considered by Congress...ACLU

This chart outlines the changes proposed by the AntiTerrorism Act, and the ACLU's objections to those changes.. Also compared are the latest versions of anti-terrorism legislation being considered in the House and Senate.

H.R. 3004....Proposed House Money Laundering Legislation

The Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001: The House Financial Services Committee is poised Thursday, October 11, to approve this that would increase the government's ability to investigate and prosecute money laundering. To read the bill, click on the link and type in the bill number, H.R.3004.

S. 1510....Proposed Senate Money Laundering Legislation

The International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-terrorist Financing Act of 2001 introduced on October 4, 2001 and placed on the Senate Calendar. To read the bill, click on the link and type in the bill number, S. 1510.

The PATRIOT Act of 2001: H.R.2975

Text of the House Bill introduced October 2, 2001. Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held 10/3/01.

The Uniting and Strengthening America Act of 2001

Excerpts from the United and Strengthening America Act of 2001, proposed counter-terrorism legislation introduced in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

New Proposed Legislation

Congressional site with all legislation introduced following September 11, 2001 attacks

Text of Sept. 12 "Combating Terrorism Act of 2001''

In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Senate has approved amendments to H.R. 2500, calling for expanded wiretap and other electonic surveillance measures. Final vote for passage will likely occur shortly. Read the text here.

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft.Com -- the internet's premier resource dedicated to liberal coverage of crime-related political news, TalkLeft intelligently and thoroughly examines issues, candidates and legislative initiatives as they affect constitutional rights, particularly those of persons accused of crime.

Action Alerts

10/24/01...Oppose Extreme and Unnecessary Expansions of Government Authority!

The Senate are about to vote on an anti-terrorism bill called the "Uniting and Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools Required To Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism" Act (S.3162, the USA PATRIOT Act). This bill would significantly undermine many of the freedoms that Americans hold dear. Take Action Now!

10/10/01...Urgent Action Alert on Terrorism Bills

Uphold Legislative Process for Anti-terrorism Legislation:Urge House Action on H.R. 2975

10/03/01...Protecting Safety and Freedom...ACLU

On October 3, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved "compromise" anti-terrorism legislation. Notwithstanding the significant improvements in the legislation, the bill still fails to adequately protect some of our most precious freedoms.

From Secret Evidence to No Evidence: ACLU Fact Sheet

Why is the Attorney General Asking Congress for the Power to Jail and Deport Immigrants Without a Trial or Any Other Way to Establish Their Innocence?

Wiretapping: ACLU Fact Sheet

Wiretapping: Why Is Congress Being Asked To Jettison Even the Most Basic Protections?

Commentary

November 19, 2001...Less Secure, Less Free ... by Morton Halperin, American Prospect

Most alarming to supporters of democratic principles was the way the bill was enacted: the absence of public hearings, of any markup in the Senate (coupled with the sham markup conducted in the House), of meaningful floor debate, of committee reports that explain the bill, and of a real conference between the two houses. One can only hope that Congress will conduct rigorous oversight of the new powers it is granting to the president--and that it will refuse to follow the same procedures or to be intimated when the next antiterrorism bill is sent to Capitol Hill.

10/26/01...A Panicky Bill ... Washington Post Editorial

One of the mysteries of the bill is why it reduces the healthy oversight of the courts at critical junctures. Have they, and the constitutional standards they enforce, really stood in the way of law enforcement? This is panicky legislation that, in seeking to reduce one set of dangers, unnecessarily creates another.

10/26/2001...Terror Law: A win for fear, a loss for freedom...by John Nichols, The Nation

Rare are the moments in US history when a Congress has surrendered so many cherished freedoms in a single trip to the altar of immediate fear.

10/19/01... Detention and Accountability..New York Times Editorial

The continuing terrorism threat justifies aggressive efforts by the Justice Department to get to the root of the Sept. 11 attacks and to prevent future disasters. It does not justify the department's refusal to provide basic information about the hundreds of people who have been arrested and detained.

10/16/01... Stampeded in the House. Washington Post Editorial

The House Republican leadership made a mockery of the normal legislative process last week in forcing a vote on a major anti-terrorism bill that had been anonymously written only the night before and that not even most members of the Judiciary Committee had had more than a fleeting chance to read.

10/14/01...FBI Abuses Witness Detention. ...by Robyn Blumner, St. Petersburg Times

What we know of the department's recent use of its material witness powers is from personal accounts, from the men who have been arrested and later freed. Their experiences tell us the department isn't bothering to follow the rules.

10/22/2001...All in the Name of Security ...by Bruce Shapiro, The Nation

What the Bush Administration is pushing through Congress--though not without resistance--is something different, first named in the 1970s by civil liberties scholar Frank Donner: surveillance "as a mode of governance," rather than as a limited and accountable tool of criminal investigation.

10/07/01... A Taste of Big Brother in U.S. ...by Jim Wurst, Toronto Star

Privacy advocates say, in the aftermath of the worst attack on American soil since the founding of the republic in 1776, in a climate of grief and fear, America is, indeed, moving closer to Orwell's terrible vision.

10/05/01...The Terrorism Act Does Too Much and Not Enough ...by Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic

Welcome to the unintended consequences of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001...others it carelessly expands the definition of terrorism to cover low-level computer crimes. In other words, it threatens privacy without increasing security.

The War on the Bill of Rights, Nat Hentoff, Village Voice

Opposition to a coup d'état against the Bill of Rights is our only alternative to yielding to the beginnings of a police state for an indefinite period. If we do not spread the word of this bipartisan attack on the Bill of Rights—and insist on our First Amendment rights to protest—we will become accomplices in this war against the Constitution.

10/03/01...An Improving Anti-Terror Bill....Washington Post Editorial

This is a bill that is full of risks, in both directions. The Senate and House both need to take enough time to get it right.

10/08/01...The Most Patriotic Act ...by Eric Foner, The Nation

All of us today share a feeling of grief and outrage over the events of September 11 and a desire that those responsible for mass murder be brought to justice. But at times of crisis the most patriotic act of all is the unyielding defense of civil liberties, the right to dissent and equality before the law for all Americans.

10/08/01...A Matter of Rights ...by David Cole, The Nation

What is needed is better-coordinated intelligence and more targeted law enforcement, not broad-brush legislation that simply throws more power at government agencies that have already shown a proclivity to abuse the power they have.

10/02/01...Liberty and Order, A Clear but Delicate Balance....by James DeLong, National Review OnLine

At a recent discussion, one participant commented: "I hope all of you who are so concerned about the details of civil liberties are aware that we are about one incident away from having very few." He is right, which makes it imperative that we hunt down and kill every vapid cliché and get serious about protecting civil liberty.

September, 2001

September, 2001 Terrorism Commentary

Compilation of September, 2001 Media Commentary on the World Trade Center Attacks

Investigative Reporting

A Cautionary Tale for a New Age of Surveillance By Jeffrey Rosen, New York Times

Before Sept. 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras, peering at them in government buildings, shopping malls, subways and stadiums, would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity. But in fact, over the past decade, this precise state of affairs has materialized, not in the United States but in the United Kingdom.

Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism...2000 Report to Congress

This is the 2000 report of the National Commission on Terrorism, which was set up by Congress in the aftermath of the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Recent commentators have called the report prescient--the commission predicted that there would be a terrorist attack on the United States on the scale of Pearl Harbor.

Frontline's Hunting Bin Laden, PBS

In FRONTLINE's "Hunting bin Laden," a Pulitzer Prize-nominated team of New York Times reporters and FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates the man who has declared holy war on the U.S. -- a wealthy Saudi Arabian exile believed to be hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan with a $5 million bounty on his head.

September, 2001

September, 2001 Terrorism Investigative Reporting

Compilation of September, 2001 Investigative Reporting on the World Trade Center Attacks

Other Resources

Fighting Terrorism, Protecting Liberty....NACDL

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Response to the 9-11 Attacks with links to news articles, analyses of bills, and commentary to keep you informed as to the current status of changes in law that affect criminal defense lawyers and all Americans.

Jurist's Page on Terrorism Law and Policy

From Jurist, the Legal Education Network and Law Professor Site

National Security Institute's Counter-Terrorism Links

Links to legislation, commentary, analysis

Terrorism Research Center

The Terrorism Research Center is dedicated to informing the public of the phenomena of terrorism and information warfare. This site features essays and thought pieces on current issues, as well as links to other terrorism documents, research and resources.

The U.S. Embassy Bombing Trials, CNN

On August 7, 1998, a truck bomb destroyed the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Moments later another truck bomb exploded outside the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. The bombings killed 213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania. The investigation led investigators to alleged terrorist Osama bin Laden and his followers. A federal grand jury has indicted 22 men with crimes related to the bombings, including bin Laden. A trial for four of the defendants began in January. CNN offers extensive materials relating to the U.S. embassy bombings trial, including transcripts of testimony, court documents, analysis, and commentary.

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