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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.

  • Covert OpsDecember 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

  • Covert OpsSeptember 27, 2007

    Protecting the Wiretappers

    Now that telecommunications giants are shielded from lawsuits for warrantless spying, the Bush Administration is seeking to absolve them of past misdeeds.

    Aziz Huq

  • LawAugust 27, 2007

    Justice Denied

    Alberto Gonzales leaves office with the Justice Department tarnished, the rule of law debased and our civil liberties significantly eroded. It now falls to Congress–and the next President–to repair the damage he’s done.

    Aziz Huq

  • Covert OpsAugust 7, 2007

    Data-Mining Our Liberties

    Despite blistering criticism of warrantless surveillance, the Bush Administration rammed a law through Congress that authorizes spying on our calls and e-mails. How did they get away with it?

    Aziz Huq

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  • Executive BranchJuly 26, 2007

    Dangerous Privilege

    We need a law to define and limit the President’s claim of executive privilege, and should set a process for Congress to overcome it.

    Aziz Huq

  • Political FiguresJune 26, 2007

    Cheney and the Constitution

    If you think the Vice President’s abuse of power is scary now, consider what might happen when he counts Electoral College votes in a divisive 2008 election.

    Aziz Huq

  • LawJune 8, 2007

    A White House Plan to Erode Our Liberties

    Beyond its power to jail terror detainees, the Military Commissions Act is the spearhead of a more sustained and long-term incursion on all our civil liberties. It must be rolled back.

    Aziz Huq

  • LawApril 4, 2007

    Gitmo Justice

    David Hicks pleads guilty and goes free, while the Supreme Court denies nearly 400 other terror suspects their day in court. This is justice?

    Aziz Huq

  • Political FiguresFebruary 19, 2007

    Framing the Presidency

    What kind of executive branch of government did the framers of the Constitution have in mind? Not the runaway powers now claimed by the Bush Administration.

    Aziz Huq

  • LawJuly 14, 2006

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Guidepost or Relic?

    As the Bush Administration continues to exercise an inordinate amount of power, will the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ruling become a guidepost for future government or a last lonely relic of a proud lost era?

    Aziz Huq