Legal Counselor to President Reagan Discusses the War on Terrorists and the Constitution
WASHINGTON, D.C., April. 8, 2010 — There has been much debate regarding the constitutionality of the war on terrorism ever since Sept. 11. From ethical dilemmas concerning domestic surveillance, to the constitutional rights and protections entitled to enemy combatants, many questions remain unanswered. The novel legal and policy questions raised by the war on terrorism are in many ways changing how we interpret and understand the Constitution.
Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, will discuss how the Constitution and issues surrounding the war on terrorism intertwine during the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast program April 15.
Meese served as both attorney general and counselor to President Reagan, as well as a member of the Cabinet and the National Security Council. He also served as chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board.
Edwin Meese III
“The Constitution and the War Against Terrorists”
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