Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 07:40:58


Political Science

Honors Course

3700 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


This research project will analyze the effects that national security laws and tensions have on civil liberties and Supreme Court case decisions. National security has been a primary objective for the United States of America for as long as wars have been fought and enemies have been made. National security continues to be a concern for the U.S. government, especially with the prominence of technology that has made the U.S. more vulnerable to breaches in security, such as cybernetic attacks. The motivations behind this project stem from a concern of how national security can influence Supreme Court decisions, police arrests, and other government actions that may infringe on the civil liberties of Americans. In this project, the Supreme Court and their decisions on cases involving national security and civil liberties throughout history will be the main focus of the research. Through this research, patterns may be discovered in accordance to how threats to national security are handled that will enhance the understanding of the relationship between national security and civil liberties.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Phil Marcin

First Reader

Dr. Ronald Gelleny

Second Reader

Stephanie Yuhas

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ronald Gelleny

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Oct 1 2020



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