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David Cole
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

David Keene
Chairman, American Conservative Union

Floyd Abrams
Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Azizah al-Hibri
Professor, The T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond; President, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Bob Barr
Former Member of Congress (R-GA); CEO, Liberty Strategies, LLC; the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union; Chairman of Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances; Practicing Attorney; Consultant on Privacy Matters for the ACLU

General Wesley K. Clark (USA, Ret.)
Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark Associates, LLC; former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander-in-Chief, United States European Command

Walter Cronkite
Former Managing Editor, CBS Evening News; Special Correspondent, CBS News

John J. Curtin, Jr.
Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP; former President, American Bar Association

Mickey Edwards
Vice President, Aspen Institute; Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former Member of Congress (R-OK) and Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy
Executive Director, The Interfaith Alliance

Michael German
Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Adjunct Professor, National Defense University School for National Security Executive Education; Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation,1988-2004

Amy Gutmann (2001-2005)
President and Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania; former Provost, Princeton University

Dr. Morton H. Halperin
Executive Director, Open Society Policy Center; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Director of the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State, Clinton administration

Harold Hongju Koh
Dean and Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School; Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 1998-2001

Fred T. Korematsu (2001-2005; deceased)
Plaintiff, Korematsu v. United States

David Lawrence, Jr.
President, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation; former Publisher, Miami Herald and Detroit Free Press

Robert A. Levy
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Steven M. Lilienthal (2006-2007)
Former Director, Center for Privacy and Technology Policy, Free Congress Foundation

Joseph Margulies
Assistant Director, MacArthur Justice Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Kate Martin
Director, Center for National Security Studies

Christopher J. Mustain
Senior Program Manager, Governmental Programs, IBM

Major General William L. Nash (USA, Ret.)
General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Grover G. Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform

Thomas R. Pickering
Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, 1997-2000; United States Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations, 1989-1992

Dr. Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

John Podesta
President and CEO, Center for American Progress; White House Chief of Staff, Clinton administration

William D. Rogers (2007; deceased)
Senior Partner, Arnold & Porter (Ret.); Vice Chair, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs

John Seigenthaler
Chairman and Founder, The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University; former President, American Society of Newspaper Editors; former Administrative Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; former Founding Editorial Director, USA Today

William S. Sessions
Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP; former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; former Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

John Shore
Founder and President, noborg LLC; former Senior Advisor for Science and Technology to Senator Patrick Leahy

Earl Silbert
Partner, DLA Piper; United States Attorney, District of Columbia (1974-1979); Former Watergate Prosecutor

Fred L. Smith, Jr.
Founder and President, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Suzanne E. Spaulding
Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen; Principal, Bingham Consulting Group; former Executive Director, The National Commission on Terrorism; former Assistant General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency

James B. Steinberg
Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin; former Deputy National Security Advisor, 1996 – 2000; former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State, 1994-1996

Geoffrey R. Stone
Harry Kalven, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago

John F. Terzano
Vice President, Veterans for America

Patricia McGowan Wald
Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Paul Weyrich
Chairman and CEO, Free Congress Research and Education Foundation

John W. Whitehead
President, The Rutherford Institute

Lawrence B. Wilkerson, Col, USA (Ret)
Visiting Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary; Professorial Lecturer in the University Honors Program at the George Washington University; former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell

Roger Wilkins
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University; Director of U.S. Community Relations Service, Johnson administration

Marc Blitz (Guidelines for Public Video Sureillance)
Associate, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP (Now Assistant Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law)

Erwin Chemerinsky (Report on Post 9/11 Detentions)
Alston and Bird Professor, Duke Univeristy Law School

Will T. DeVries (Guidelines for Public Video Surveillance)
Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Michael J. Gerhardt (Report on First Amendment Issues)
Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Center for Law and Government, University of North Carolina School of Law

Juliette Kayyem (Recommendations for the Use of Military Commissions)
Lecturer in Public Policy and former Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Peter Shane (Government Watch Lists)
Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University


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