Hearing on Secret Law

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing April 30 on the subject of “secret law.”

“It’s been nearly forty years since Professor Kenneth Davis stated in his seminal treatise on administrative law that ‘Secret law is an abomination’,” according to a Committee announcement.

“The upcoming hearing will examine the extent to which this abomination is gradually becoming a common state of affairs, and its effect on our democracy.”

The hearing will be chaired by Sen. Russ Feingold. I will be testifying, along with J. William Leonard, the former director of the Information Security Oversight Office, and a diverse group of others. See “Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government.”

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  1. Marty Farrell April 28, 2008 at 3:08 PM #

    Steven,

    I would hope that all Senators of all states would be involved in this very important hearing…..If you could process a roll call sheet for those who did participate it would be greatly appreciated….I would like to see just how many of our elected officials are truely paying attention. As one would note that not attending such a hearing would just add to the already significant apathy of our tax dollars working not on behalf of “WE THE PEOPLE” but working for their own retirement funds and salary + benefits + Lobby Perks…..and whatever else they can get away with.

    Respectfully,

    Marty Farrell