Feingold To Chair Hearing On Restoring The Rule of Law

For Immediate Release

Senator Russ Feingold
Contact: 

Zach Lowe (202) 224-8657

Feingold To Chair Hearing On Restoring The Rule of Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, Chairman of the Constitution
Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 16, on "Restoring
the Rule of Law."  During the hearing, the Subcommittee will hear
testimony from legal and historical experts on what steps the next president
and the next Congress must take to repair the damage done by the Bush
Administration to the rule of law. 

The hearing is an effort to provide
the next president with a full range of recommendations for reestablishing
appropriate checks and balances in a variety of areas, including warrantless
wiretapping, interrogation standards, detention policy, abuse of executive
privilege, excessive government secrecy, violations of privacy and misleading
Congress. 

In addition to the testimony of the witnesses at the hearing, Senator
Feingold has solicited suggestions from a host of law professors, historians,
advocates and other experts to offer a blueprint to the next president and
Congress for what must be done, starting in January 2009, to reverse the previous
administration's abuses.  The submitted testimony will be available
at http://feingold.senate.gov
prior to the hearing. 

Who:              
Senator Russ Feingold, Chairman, Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate
Judiciary Committee

What:             
Hearing on "Restoring the Rule of Law"

When:            
Tuesday, September 16th - 10:15 a.m. ET

Where:           Hart Senate
Office Building
- Room 216

Witnesses:    

Walter Dellinger

Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, Duke
University School of Law

Solicitor General of the United States 1996-1997

 

Mickey Edwards

Board of Directors, The Constitution Project

Lecturer,
Woodrow Wilson
School of Public Policy, Princeton University

Former Member of Congress (R-OK), 1977-1993

 

Harold Koh

Dean and Gerard C. &
Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law

Yale Law
School

 

Elisa Massimino

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Human Rights First

 

John D. Podesta

President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action
Fund

Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton,
1998-2001

 

Frederick A.O Schwarz Jr.

Senior Counsel           

Brennan Center
for Justice at New York
University School
of Law

 

Suzanne E. Spaulding

Principal

Bingham Consulting Group

 

Charles J. Cooper

Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

 

Patrick
F. Philbin

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

 

Kyndra Rotunda

Visiting
Assistant Professor of Law

Chapman University
School of Law

 

Robert Turner

Professor, General Faculty
Associate Director, Center for National Security Law

University of Virginia School
of Law

 

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