After the impact - how 9/11 is still affecting the legal market
Just days after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, then Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor kept a longstanding commitment to help dedicate a new building at New York University (NYU) School of Law. She visited Ground Zero first and told her NYU audience: “I am still tearful from that glimpse.” O’Connor went on to predict: “The trauma that our nation suffered will and already has altered our way of life, and it will cause us to re-examine some of our laws pertaining to criminal surveillance, wiretapping, immigration and so on… As a result, we are likely to experience more restrictions on our personal freedom than has ever been the case in our country.”
The legal system has been traumatised and transformed by 9/11. Ten years on, Tony Mauro finds a legal response still in flux
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