Task Force on the Rule of Law

The Task Force, the successor to the Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law, will discuss and deliberate on both domestic and international issues, including national security, those related to the U.S. Constitution and treaty obligations, and the question of norms versus laws. Working with other City Bar committees, the Task Force anticipates producing both quick-response short statements and comprehensive reports as well as engaging in programming, including panel discussions and podcasts.

By "Rule of Law" we refer generally to the framework for decision-making in a constitutional democracy that encompasses, among other things, due process of law, adherence to separation of powers and a system of checks and balances, the protection of fundamental rights, and the fair and equal administration of justice by an independent judiciary.

Introducing the Task Force on the Rule of Law - By Stephen L. Kass, Chair, Task Force on the Rule of Law

On National Security and the Rule of Law: from 9/11 to Today - By Mark R. Shulman, Former Chair, Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law