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Sept. 11 Changed the Law, Way We Talk About It

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Sept. 11 Changed the Law, Way We Talk About It

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Sept. 11 Changed the Law, Way We Talk About It

Sept. 11 Changed the Law, Way We Talk About It

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Terms such as "Patriot Act," "unlawful enemy combatant" and "Guantanamo detainee" were not part of the average American vocabulary before Sept. 11, 2001. Dahlia Lithwick, legal analyst for the online magazine Slate, talks with Robert Smith about the legal issues that have arisen following the Sept. 11 attacks and why they are significant.