Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Hearing on 'Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government'

15 Pages Posted: 5 May 2008

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Heidi Kitrosser

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Date Written: April 30, 2008

Abstract

This written testimony was prepared for a hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution. The hearing was entitled "Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government," and was held on April 30, 2008. In the testimony, I discuss how the U.S. Constitution balances secrecy's dangers against the need for some government secrecy. I explain that many actions of the current administration subvert this careful constitutional design.

Suggested Citation

Kitrosser, Heidi, Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Hearing on 'Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government' (April 30, 2008). Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1129302

Heidi Kitrosser (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )

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Minneapolis, MN 55455
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