Bruce Fein is a lawyer in the United States who specializes in constitutional and international law. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his father was the famous Louis Fein who pioneered the internet and electronics for spy planes. His father spent much of his career at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Under President Ronald Reagan, Fein served as an associate deputy attorney general from 1981 to 1982 and as general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1972. In March 2007, he founded the American Freedom Agenda AFA with Bob Barr, with David Keene and with Richard Viguerie. Notable published writings by Fein include articles advocating the impeachment of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and current U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney and president George W Bush … Fein has authored numerous articles on constitutional issues for The Washington Times, for Slate.com, for The New York Times, for Legal Times, and is considered an authority on civil liberties. In 2008 he was nominated to receive the World Peace award for his efforts in civil liberties … (full text).
Bruce Fein – USA
Watch his video: Bruce Fein on Revised FISA Legislation, 3.30 min, added October 09, 2007.
… He expressed disappointment with the lack of any real pushback against presidential power by Congressional Democrats. “The Democrats in Congress have done absolutely nothing to tell the president he is not a king and we do not live in a monarchy. They are allowing him to trash the Constitution because most of them know nothing about the Constitution and are concerned only with making headlines about minor issues and getting themselves reelected” … (full text).
Notes from the Non-Impeachment Hearings, July 27, 2008.
… In sum, the CSRT decreed Parhat was an enemy combatant because he was trained to fight Chinese government oppression by an ETIM leader whose organization might become hostile to the United States and may have used a training camp provided by Taliban. If President Bush had his way, Parhat would remain imprisoned indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay for emulating the American Minutemen at Concord and Lexington. He would be denied access to the Great Writ of habeas corpus to challenge the legality of his detention. But the Supreme Court repudiated the President in Boumediene v. Bush (June 12, 2008), offering Parhat an assured habeas corpus avenue to freedom. The CSRT’s outlandish enemy combatant finding has already been voided by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Parhat v. Gates … (full text, June 30, 2008).
… “The primary and chief purpose of government is to make us free to develop our faculties and to pursue what Jefferson called happiness,” said Bruce Fein, chairman of the American Freedom Agenda, during a discussion for the Cato Institute … (full text, July 3, 2008).
Fein argues, the history of the persecution of the Tamil people “easily justifies Tamil statehood, with boundaries to be negotiated,” and points out, “The Declaration of Independence proclaims: “[W]hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce [a people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” … (full text).
Impeach Cheney, The vice president has run utterly amok and must be stopped, June 27, 2007.
… In his statement (January 22, 2008) criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s story titled “TAMING THE TAMIL TIGERS”, he “challenge(s) the legal correctness of the State Department’s listing of the Tamil Tigers as a foreign terrorist organization; and, advocating independent statehood for Sri Lanka’s Tamils through legal channels based on the United States Declaration of Independence, natural and international law, and historical practice” … (full text).
Restrain this White House, October 2006.
Bruce Fein challenges Bernard Goonetilleke to open debate in the U.S, By Satheesan Kumaaran;
Paul moves convention rally to bigger arena, July 22, 2008;
The blog: Justice for Tamil’s Mission: De-proscription of the LTTE, in the United States, Canada and around the world. Bring to justice through instituting grand jury proceedings against US citizens Gothabaya and Basil Rajapakse and Gen. Sarath Fonseka in the Sri Lankan cabinet and armed forces guilty of grave violations of human rights humanitarian laws and crimes against Tamils. Advocate the Tamil speaking people’s right to self-determination … ;