Aziz Huq

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

Obama’s Security Priorities Obama’s Security Priorities

He has significantly pivoted US policy on torture. But where the president stands on warrantless wiretapping should give progressives some cause for concern.

Jan 30, 2009 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Dismantling the Imperial Presidency Dismantling the Imperial Presidency

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

Dec 23, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Justice Delayed and Denied at Guantanámo 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 indefinit...

Sep 29, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

FBI Seeks Sweeping New Powers FBI Seeks Sweeping New Powers

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

Aug 22, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Surveillance Bill: The Worst of All Worlds 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?

Jun 20, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

War of Words War of Words

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

May 22, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

After Gitmo After Gitmo

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

May 13, 2008 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Fitna’s Hateful Crusade 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.

Apr 7, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Aziz Huq

Undoing the Bush Legacy 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.

Feb 8, 2008 / Editorial / Aziz Huq

Another Death in Rawalpindi 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...

Dec 27, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq