Kate Martin

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Kate Martin "has been Director of the Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit human rights and civil liberties organization located in Washington, D.C, since 1992. Previously, she served as litigation director for the Center when it was a joint project of the ACLU and the Fund for Peace. From 1993 to 1999, Ms. Martin was also co-director of a project on Security Services in a Constitutional Democracy in 12 former communist countries in Europe.

"Ms. Martin has taught Strategic Intelligence and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law School and also served as general counsel to the National Security Archive, a research library located at George Washington University from 1995 to 2001.

"She has testified frequently before the United States Congress, including the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. She has also litigated cases involving the entire range of national security and civil liberties issues, including serving as lead counsel in the lawsuit brought by more than 20 organizations challenging the secret arrests of 1200 people in the wake of September 11. She participated in the drafting of the Johannesburg Principles on National Security and Freedom of Expression.

"Among her publications are: ‘Enemy Combatants,’ the Constitution and the Administration’s ‘War on Terror’ with Joseph Onek, American Constitution Society, August 2004; Domestic Intelligence and Civil Liberties, SAIS Review of International Affairs, (Winter-Spring 2004); Secret Arrests and Preventive Detention, in Lost Liberties, ed. Brown (New Press 2003); Intelligence, Terrorism and Civil Liberties, Human Rights, (Winter 2002); Civil Liberties and National Security on the Internet, in The Information Age Anthology, vol. II: National Security Implications of the Information Age (CCRP 2000); with Paul Hoffman Safeguarding Liberty: National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information: United States of America, in Secrecy and Liberty, ed. Coliver et al. (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1999); and Preventive Detention of Immigrants and Non-Citizens in the United States since September 11th, Refuge, (Centre for Refugee Studies 2002).

"Previously Ms Martin was a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Nussbaum, Owen & Webster. She graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1977, where she was a member of the Law Review, and from Pomona College in 1973 with a B.A. in Philosophy." [1]

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  1. Directors, Center for National Security Studies, accessed November 10, 2008.