Age of Terrorism
Criminal Defense in the Age of
The Bush Administration's "war on terror"
coincided with a drastic change in the criminal defense bar's working
environment. From tightening of INS enforcement procedures to passage of
Patriot Act, defense attorneys face a multitude of new or enhanced
restrictions on their ability to represent their clients effectively. The
Center for Professional Values and Practice looks at the challenges
practitioners face in this new legal environment in a special symposium
edition of the New
York Law School Law Review published spring 2004.
Professors Tanina Rostain and Donald H. Zeigler, Co-Directors of the
Center for Professional Values and Practice
Professor Sadiq Reza, New York Law School, who has advised terror
defendant Zacarias Moussaoui, introducing the
articles and the issues of the Symposium.
Lawyers Involved in Defending Accused Terrorists:
- Professor Randolph N. Jonakait, New York Law School, on due process
concerns in prosecutions for providing material support to foreign
- Professor Cameron Stracher, New York Law School, and counsel for
various news media in the Moussaoui prosecution, on the public's
right of access under the First Amendment;
- Professor Marcy Strauss, Loyola Law School, on the use of
torture in terrorism interrogations;
- Professor Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School, responding to
critics of his view that when torture is used, it should be subject to
judicial warrant requirements.
- Betsy Fiedler, student, New York Law School, on the use of
computer generated evidence in courtroom proceedings.
- Amy Garzon, student , New York Law School, on the repeal of
the knock-and-announce rule in U.S. v. Langford.
- Orit Tulchinsky, student , New York Law School, on the admission
of confessions obtained using police fabricated evidence in U.S. v.
- Scott Woller, student, New York Law School, on the role of
expert testimony regarding eyewitness identifications in New