Excerpts from reports, policy proposals, and issue briefs, as well as excerpted material from public remarks, legal briefs, Congressional testimony, and op-ed pieces written by Brennan Center staff in 2007.
Executive Privilege. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret legal opinions. Warrantless wiretapping. Indefinite detention. Suspension of habeas corpus. America's system of checks and balances is eroding, upsetting the delicate balance of power set forth in the Constitution. Twelve Steps to Restore Checks and Balances proposes specific reforms designed to keep the nation secure and free, as the Constitution's Framers intended.
An exploration of the genius of the Framers and the applicability of their insights to today's political climate by Eric Lane, a Senior Fellow of the living Constitution Fellows Program at the Brennan Center, and Michael Oreskes, Editor of the International Herald Tribune.