“With authoritative detail, this elegantly written and constructed book takes on an overlooked travesty of contemporary counterterrorism — easy use of the terrorist watch list to stop Americans from coming home.  To reconstruct our right to travel, Kahn brilliantly polishes an undervalued gem of the Constitution — the Citizenship Clause.  A necessary read.”

— Susan Ginsburg, Senior Counsel and Team Leader, 9/11 Commission

“This book is creative, interesting, and takes on a slice of the war on terror that nobody else has systematically considered.”

— Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota Law School

“Despite an avalanche of writing about post-9/11 security policies, far too little attention has been paid to the increasingly important world of watchlists and their impact on the ability to travel.  Jeff Kahn has filled this gap with a definitive account that deftly blends historical, legal, and policy analysis.  And he has done it with real narrative flair.  Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost will be required — and thoroughly enjoyable — reading for anyone interested in the intersection of data, security, and liberties.”

— Robert M. Chesney, University of Texas School of Law

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