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1 videodisc (1 hr., 2 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chief Justice Rehnquist talks about his book on Supreme Court history, All the Laws but One, a book about wartime civil liberties. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln responded to the national threat by suspending the writ of habeas corpus. Lincoln's decision reveals a conflict in the practice of American democracy, and the Chief Justice examines the clash between the demands of a successful war effort and the compelling need to protect civil liberties. Rehnquist relates how the exigencies of wartime strain civil liberties.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-593-01