For Immediate Release
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
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
prior to the hearing.
Senator Russ Feingold, Chairman, Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate
Hearing on "Restoring the Rule of Law"
Tuesday, September 16th - 10:15 a.m. ET
Where: Hart Senate
- Room 216
Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law, Duke
University School of Law
Solicitor General of the United States 1996-1997
Board of Directors, The Constitution Project
School of Public Policy, Princeton University
Former Member of Congress (R-OK), 1977-1993
Dean and Gerard C. &
Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Human Rights First
John D. Podesta
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Frederick A.O Schwarz Jr.
for Justice at New York
Suzanne E. Spaulding
Bingham Consulting Group
Charles J. Cooper
Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Professor, General Faculty
Associate Director, Center for National Security Law
University of Virginia School
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