Aziz Huq

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

Torture Tapes: Failure at All Levels 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.

Dec 11, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Protecting the Wiretappers 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.

Sep 27, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Justice Denied 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 P...

Aug 27, 2007 / Editorial / Aziz Huq

Data-Mining Our Liberties 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 aw...

Aug 7, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Dangerous Privilege 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.

Jul 26, 2007 / Editorial / Aziz Huq

Cheney and the Constitution 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.

Jun 26, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

A White House Plan to Erode Our Liberties 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 b...

Jun 8, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Gitmo Justice 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?

Apr 4, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Framing the Presidency 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.

Feb 19, 2007 / Feature / Aziz Huq

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Guidepost or Relic? 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 las...

Jul 14, 2006 / Feature / Aziz Huq