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Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq teaches at the University of Chicago; his book How Constitutional Democracies are Lost (and Saved) will be published in 2018.


  • Executive Branch December 23, 2008

    Dismantling the Imperial Presidency

    Don't assume that the end of the Bush administration marks the end of the imperial presidency he established.

    Aziz Huq

  • Law September 29, 2008

    Justice Delayed and Denied at Guantanámo

    The Supreme Court's ruling in Boumediene v. Bush affirmed prisoners' right to habeas corpus, but the government is stalling; and such delays may keep detainees imprisoned indefinitely.

    Aziz Huq

  • Law August 22, 2008

    FBI Seeks Sweeping New Powers

    Attorney General Michael Mukasey is poised to implement new rules that will create a new surveillance state.

    Aziz Huq

  • Covert Ops June 20, 2008

    Surveillance Bill: The Worst of All Worlds

    House Democrats capitulate to pass a surveillance bill that further compromises our privacy and limits accountability of the government and telecoms. Will the Senate fight back?

    Aziz Huq

  • Election 2008 May 22, 2008

    War of Words

    An argument over how US officials should speak about terrorism bodes ill for this political season.

    Aziz Huq

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  • Law May 13, 2008

    After Gitmo

    America's legal and moral responsibility to innocent detainees is not more imprisonment, but a new life in the United States.

    Aziz Huq

  • Culture April 7, 2008

    Fitna’s Hateful Crusade

    The new film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders is the latest in a series of stunts aimed at humiliating and scapegoating Muslims.

    Aziz Huq

  • Politics February 8, 2008

    Undoing the Bush Legacy

    No matter who becomes the next President, the clammy fingers of Bush and Cheney will be wrapped around vital national policies. It's up to Congress to break their grip.

    Aziz Huq

  • Foreign Policy December 27, 2007

    Another Death in Rawalpindi

    The killing of Benazir Bhutto echoes Pakistan's troubled history, portends more violence and flags a proud country's collapse into chaos. It also signals the manifest bankruptcy of the Bush Administration's anti-terrorism.

    Aziz Huq

  • Covert Ops December 11, 2007

    Torture Tapes: Failure at All Levels

    CIA, Department of Justice, White House--and members of Congress--ran through every legal and procedural red light designed to prevent criminal conduct and its cover-up.

    Aziz Huq