+Kellman, Barry, Managing Terrorism's Consequences: Legal Issues (National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) (2002)
Disasters & the Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
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"This monograph looks at our country's federal and legal system and how it has been used in other kinds of crises, to offer a framework from which to address new threats. It begins by describing the laws Congress has established for dealing with disasters, emergencies and acts of war, then looks at the President's inherent authority for dealing with unanticipated crises, and at state and local emergency powers. Finally, it explores what legal liability may attach to those who respond to an emergency. The monograph identifies relevant statutory authority and case law, to define the limits of what acts government may reasonably initiate and what acts may be found unreasonable by the courts." —Introduction.