Articles Tagged Ashcroft

George D. Brown, Accountability, Liability and the War on Terror—Constitutional Tort Suits as Truth and Reconciliation Vehicles

63 Fla. L. Rev. 193 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article examines the role of civil suits in providing accountability for the Bush administration’s conduct of the “war on terror.” There have been calls for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to perform this function, almost like a retroactive impeachment of President Bush. For […]

Allison Sirica, The New Federal Pleading Standard: Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 547 (2010) |   |   |   | CASE COMMENT :: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim citizen of Pakistan, was arrested and detained in a maximum security prison in the United States as a person of “high interest.” As a detainee, […]

Lisa Eichhorn, Sense of Disentitlement: Frame-Shifting and Metaphor in Ashcroft v. Iqbal

62 Fla. L. Rev. 951 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Judicial opinions analyzing civil procedure issues are unlikely sources of rich imagery. Recent legal scholarship on metaphor has focused on sexier areas of the law, such as constitutional interpretation or the regulation of new technologies. Nevertheless, beneath the superficially arid terrain of civil […]