The Perilous Dialogue

Donohue, Laura K.
April 2009
California Law Review;Apr2009, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p357
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's opinion regarding the issue on sacrificing rights for the sake of national security. The author differentiates the meaning of security or freedom in the U.S. and in Great Britain since both countries have different constitutional structures. According to the author, security and freedom are treated as a distinct phenomena in the U.S. wherein decisions are taken by the executive by restricting entitlements in the Bill of Rights which means that citizens need to adjust to the constitutional rights so that demands for security from terrorism are met. In contrary, scholars and policy makes in Great Britain considers the issue as a case of competing rights such as the right to move freely against the right to freedom. Details related to the topic are included.


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