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Wadie E. Said, Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Wadie E. Said (WES): After working on United States v. al-Arian, reported to be the largest terrorism prosecution in US history, I felt that several of the issues we had litigated remained unresolved from a legal perspective, as well as that of fundamental fairness. A ...

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Wadie E. Said


Wadie E. Said is Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and human rights law. He is the author of Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions (Oxford, 2015). His scholarship has appeared in the Ohio State Law Journal, Brigham Young University Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Washington Law Review, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Before joining the South Carolina faculty, he represented terrorist suspects as an assistant federal public defender in Tampa, Florida, serving as counsel in United States v. al-Arian, one of the largest terrorism prosecutions in American history. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, he clerked for Chief Judge Charles P. Sifton of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.