Bill Weaver is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Faculty for the Institute for Policy and Economic Development and an Associate in the Center for Law and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. He specializes in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy.
He is also senior advisor to the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.
Weaver served in U.S. Army signals intelligence for eight years in Berlin and Augsburg, Germany in the late 1970s and 1980s. He subsequently received his law degree and Ph.D. in politics from the University of Virginia, where he was on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. His articles have appeared in
American Political Science Review, Political Science Quarterly , Virginia
Law Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization and other journals. He
has co-authored several books on law and political theory.
Kit Bond's anti-whistle blower, anti-accountability bill
ASK THIS | August 12, 2006
On August 2, Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) and several co-sponsors introduced a bill to criminalize unauthorized disclosure of all classified information. It would make vulnerable to prosecution any current or former government employee or contractor who has had authorized access to classified information.
A secret court is no place for important constitutional issues
ASK THIS | July 25, 2006
How can a court that only hears one side of the argument and doesn’t disclose its decisions possibly be allowed to decide on the constitutionality of President Bush’s secret spying programs? What could possibly be less American?
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