Volume 48, Issue 1
Criminal Defense in the Age of Terrorism
The New York Law School Center for Professional Values and Practice sponsored this symposium devoted to criminal defense in the age of terrorism. No lawyers are under greater pressure than criminal defense attorneys charged with representing accused terrorists. The federal government is a formidable foe in run-of-the-mill criminal cases; it is a truly awesome opponent in terrorism prosecutions because of the fervor, ingenuity, and resources it brings to these cases. This issue examined the vital role played by defense lawyers representing accused terrorists who face deep hostility from a public whose foremost priority is winning the war on terrorism.