Thursday, September 11, 2008

Feingold: Restoring the Rule Of Law

September 10, 2008
3:50 PM

CONTACT: Senator Russ Feingold
Zach Lowe (202) 224-8657

WASHINGTON - September 10 - 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 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


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


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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