The American legal profession and judicial system bear a unique responsibility to set and maintain the balance between defending homeland security and protecting the civil liberties outlined in the Bill of Rights. These competing interests will continue to collide as the threats to our safety grow. Exploring the most significant terrorist cases of

chapter 1|21 pages

The Fire Bell in the Night 1

The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

chapter 2|24 pages

Homegrown Terrorists

Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols (1995)

chapter 4|30 pages

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog?

The Trial of the SHAC 7 (2006)

chapter 5|16 pages

All My Trials Soon Be Over?

Sami Al-Arian (2005–2010)

chapter 6|26 pages

Victims Fight Back

The Persian Antiquities Cases (2001–2012)

chapter 7|18 pages

At the Tipping Point on the Scales of Justice

National Security vs. Civil Liberties (When a U.S. Citizen Is Declared an Unlawful Enemy Combatant)

chapter 8|12 pages

Of Wannabes and Bumblers

The Fort Dix Conspirators and the Underwear Bomber

chapter 9|20 pages

Lone Madman or Freelance Jihadist?

Nidal Malik Hasan and the Fort Hood Shootings (2009)

chapter 10|15 pages

The Yemeni Connection (Redux)

What the Times Square Bomber Case Portends

chapter 11|7 pages