Briefly: Koh to testify before Senate today

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh will testify before a congressional subcommittee today about restoring the rule of law in the United States. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, chaired by Sen. Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, will examine what the next president and Congress should do to repair the damage to constitutional balances that Feingold says the Bush administration caused. Topics on the agenda include warrantless wiretapping, interrogation and detention methods, executive privilege and government secrecy. Other panel members today include former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards, now a lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Frederick Schwarz, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law; and Professor Robert Turner of the University of Virginia School of Law.

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