FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Senator Russ Feingold
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 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
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
Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson 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
Yale Law School
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.
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
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Professor, General Faculty Associate Director, Center for National Security Law
University of Virginia School of Law
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