Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Terror suspects strike back at anti-terrorism law

And the price of freedom is? Seurity certificates are a bad precedent.PR

Terror suspects strike back at anti-terrorism law: "Society's interest in employing the best available truth-determining mechanisms is greatly elevated in the tumultuous struggle against terrorism,'' Paul Copeland argues.
``While the courts have generally deferred to governments on the issue, the reality is that national security claims and privilege claims have frequently been made to shield government or government officials from appropriate and necessary oversight.''
In the last 25 years, the federal government has issued about two-dozen security certificates, most of which have been upheld by the Federal Court and used to deport refugees and landed immigrants alleged to have terrorist links"

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