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Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror . . . A Public Defender's Inside Account

In conversation with Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Episode Summary
An account of the legal struggles of two men whose civil liberties were compromised as a result of the US government's counterterrorism measures employed post-9/11 and how their experiences affect us all.

Participant(s) Bio
Steven T. Wax is in his seventh term as the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. A cum laude graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Law School, he was a key part of the Brooklyn, N.Y. District Attorney's prosecution of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam." Wax and his team are representing seven men held as "enemy combatants" in Guantánamo. He has taught at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, serves as an ethics prosecutor for the Oregon State Bar, and lectures throughout the country.