Taking Liberties: National Barriers to the Free Flow of Ideas
Praeger, 1990 - 173 pages
Among the specific topics Hull addresses are Supreme Court rulings on the rights of noncitizens, the enactment of the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act and its effects in the 1980s, the handling of classified information and assessments by the American Bar Association, and restrictions on the press. She concludes that policies that act to restrict Americans' access to international sources of information jeopardize national welfare because almost every significant problem confronting Americans today--from drugs to the deficit--is global in character. Throughout her work, Hull defines the relevant constitutional issues and discusses legal cases within a larger social and political context. Ample explanatory information is provided for the reader who lacks an extensive legal background.
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... enemy who has to prove his innocence ; an absurdity because he is asked to testify on the spot , to exactly what he thought , or wrote , or believed , forty years ago . He is then interviewed by a harassed consular official , again ...
a country it was ... asked him if he was a Communist , asked him if he had ever been a homosexual , asked him all the [ se ] humiliating things . ... I think this is ... one of the basic flaws of the ideological exclusions .
Administration officials on a regular basis , and President Dwight D. Eisenhower himself on at least two occasions , asked Congress to grant the executive branch authority to revoke passports on such grounds , but the legislators ...