Civil Rights: 9/11 and Non-Citizens
This course will examine how the government's post-September 11 policies have affected non-citizens. Among the areas that will be addressed are:
- secret immigration hearings;
- the various means used by the Justice Department in the wake of September 11 to detain non-citizens;
- the special registration requirements for non-citizens from select countries; and
- whether the government has selectively applied its post-September 11 policies to non-citizens on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or nationality.
The primary focus of the course will be a straight academic assessment of the legality of the government's policies in each of these areas. The class, however, will also explore the issues from a variety of other perspectives, including from the perspective of history and from the strategic perspective of the lawyers and litigants involved in major September 11 cases.Credits: 2