Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government
Full Committee Hearing

Subcommittee on the Constitution
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Time: 09:00 AM

Agenda


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NOTICE OF SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution on "Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government" for Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Chairman Feingold will preside.

By order of the Chairman


Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution

on

"Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government"

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
9:00 a.m.

Steven Aftergood
Director
Project on Government Secrecy
Federation of American Scientists
Washington, DC

Bradford Berenson
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Washington, DC

John P. Elwood
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Dawn Johnsen
Professor
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
Bloomington, Indiana

Heidi Kitrosser
Associate Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

J. William Leonard
Former Director
Information Security Oversight Office
Leonardtown, Maryland

David Rivkin
Partner
Baker Hostetler
Washington, DC

Member Statements


  1. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  2. Senator Russ Feingold (D - WI)

Witnesses


Panel I

  1. Steven Aftergood
    Director, Project on Government Secrecy
    Federation of American Scientists
    Washington , DC
  2. David Rivkin
    Partner
    Baker Hostetler
    Washington , DC
  3. Dawn Johnsen
    Professor, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
    Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
    Bloomington , IN
  4. John P. Elwood
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel
    United States Department of Justice
    Washington , DC
  5. Bradford A. Berenson
    Partner
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Washington , DC
  6. Heidi Kitrosser
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Minneapolis , MN
  7. J. William Leonard
    Former Director
    Information Security Oversight Office
    Leonardtown , MD