U.S. Supreme Court

Experts Testify on National Security and Executive Power at Fourth Day of Kavanaugh Hearings

By Matthew Kahn
Friday, September 7, 2018, 6:42 PM

During the fourth day of hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, two experts testified on matters that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. Rebecca Ingber, associate professor at Boston University School of Law and contributing editor for Lawfare, testified about Judge Kavanaugh's approaches to executive deference on national security matters and to international law. And John Dean, former White House counsel to President Nixon, testified about executive power. Read their testimony below. (Interested readers can also find the national security and executive power questioning during Judge Kavanaugh's testimony on two recent episodes of the Lawfare Podcast. Listen to Day 1 and Day 2 on Lawfare or wherever you find podcasts.)