Secret law and the threat to democratic and accountable government

hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 30, 2008.
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Official secrets -- United States., Rule of law -- United States., Constitutional law -- United States., Transparency in government -- United St
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LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8359 2008a
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Good morning, everybody. Welcome to this hearing of the Con- stitution Subcommittee entitled ‘‘Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government’’.

We are honored to have with us today a distinguished panel of witnesses to help us examine this very important and timely issue. Government Publishing OfficeU.S.

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My name is Steven Aftergood. I direct the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, a non-governmental policy research and advocacy organization. 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, Apat a.m.

in Room Secret law and the threat to democratic and accountable government book the Senate Dirksen Office Building. Chairman Feingold will preside.

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By order of the Chairman. Witness List. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution took testimony from from IDP Director Jim Harrison on “Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government”.

Following is his submitted written testimony. It is definately worth a careful read, because it lays out the central issues behind the secret law. The hearing was entitled "Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government," and was held on Ap In the testimony, I discuss how the U.S.

Constitution balances secrecy's dangers against the need for some government secrecy. Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government Ap The Honorable Russ Feingold United States Senator, Wisconsin Opening Statement of U.S.

Senator Russ Feingold Hearing on “Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government” Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution. Without accountable government there is no civil liberty and no democracy except for the sham voting that existed in the Soviet Union and now exists in the US.

There have been periods in US history, such as President Lincoln’s war to prevent secession, World War I, and World War II, when accountable government was impaired.

Black holes in the law are anathema to democracy, accountability, human rights, and the rule of law. I urge citizens, legislators, judges, and scholars to take up this important agenda.5 Between my article on the law of attempts and my book on preventive. 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'.

Rather than security trumping liberal values, this law allows enduring secrecy to be framed, paradoxically, as a means to secure liberal democratic accountability. Secret law is a systemic problem demanding a systemic response. A recent Brennan Center proposal calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to lead a government-wide survey of existing secret law, and to chair an interagency working group to ensure publication of the law without revealing classified operational details.

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From the ancient world to the modern, this book considers the growing importance of secrets, the dilemmas this poses to conceptions of democracy and the challenges that collecting secrets poses to publicity and privacy in the network society.

help of the secret police, but not with the secret ballot”1. A domestic security intelligence service in such a country was therefore a very important tool of the government, aimed at repression and control of its own citizens.

This being so, the fact remains that all democratic states. Opening Statement of US Senator Russ Feingold Hearing on 'Secret Law and the Threat to Democratic and Accountable Government' Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution WASHINGTON, DC - April 30 - "More than any other Administration in recent history, this Administration has a penchant for secrecy.

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Military Privatization’s Threat to Limited and. The government has tried to keep us in the dark about the fact that it was secretly spying on all Americans, secretly torturing people, and secretly killing its own citizens on the basis of its secret interpretations of the law.

The ACLU fights for a democracy that is accountable to the public, the courts, and Congress. As part of its efforts to undermine the rule of law, the Trump administration has targeted institutions that might seek to provide accountability: law.

Once information is in the government’s hands, it can be shared widely and retained for years, and the rules about access and use can be changed entirely in secret without the public ever knowing. Our Constitution and democratic system demand that the government be transparent and accountable to the people, not the other way around.

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The inability of Democrats to deliver consequences for outlandish behavior elicits howls from Democratic partisans and advocates of rule of law.

— Trump Accountability Project (@trumpaccproject) Novem (2/4) A critical part of making sure the nation never finds itself in this position again is to make sure those members of the Trump administration responsible for loosening the guardrails of our democracy are not rewarded with book deals, TV contracts, or six-figure salaries.

When Should Secrets Stay Secret? Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence by at times the power was seen as flowing not from the law, but as inherent, in the Presidency. Whatever the theory, the fact was that intelligence activities were issues inherent to representative government.

The nature of the secret, and in some. John Greenaway, University of East Anglia, UK 'Hunt and Chapman should be commended for again bringing together experts to assess the impact of freedom of information on democratic systems of government.

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While focussing on British local government the book provides lessons for other systems including those in North America and elsewhere.'.The Founding Fathers placed power in the people rather than a monarch, but they feared tyranny over a minority. This is why the Constitution is filled with a number of measures that prevent majoritarian rule of democracy.

These are our favorite Founders quotes on government as a necessary evil.