This is why Russ is by far the Senator with the most integrity in the US Congress since Wisconsin sent Bob LaFollette decades ago. I am proud to have him as my Senator and excited about the work he's doing to not only try to prevent further erosions of our freedoms, but also to repair the damage that was done over the last 8 years.
Senator Feingold is headed to the Senate floor today to speak about what the next president, and the next Congress, must do to restore the rule of law and fix the damage done to our Constitution by this administration, from the President's warrantless wiretapping program to torture, habeas corpus, and Guantanamo. As you know, this has been an issue Senator Feingold has been pushing and will continue to push through January and the inauguration. His prepared remarks are available at: http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/statements/08/09/20080925.htm.
Earlier this year, he wrote an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about what he wants to hear from the next president in his inaugural address about what he will do to restore the rule of law. That op-ed is available here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=764403.
And last week, Senator Feingold held a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee which he chairs on restoring the rule of law. The goal of the hearing was to create a blueprint, based on the testimony of constitutional and historical experts, for the next administration to use in order to restore the rule of law. Witnesses included former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK), former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton John Podesta, and others. Additionally, Senator Feingold solicited and received written testimony from other groups and individuals including Bruce Fein, former Justice Department official under President Reagan, Lou Fisher, Constitutional expert with the Library of Congress, and others. More on the hearing including copies of the testimony are available at http://feingold.senate.gov/ruleoflaw. The recommendations from these individuals and groups about what the next president, and the next Congress, must do range from general to very specific.
I'm keeping an eye on the work of our great Senator and will keep you up to date as well as more information comes out.