Charles Tiefer is a professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and former solicitor and deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. A frequent critic of executive-branch misuse of authority, Tiefer is the author of Veering Right: How the Bush Administration Subverts the Law for Conservative Causes, his fourth book on national political and legal affairs. His previous publications include the treatise, Congressional Practice and Procedure. Tiefer was special deputy chief council for the House Iran-Contra Committee and deputy minority counsel on the US House “Bosniagate” investigating sub-committee.
Why is Congress failing to keep watch? ASK THIS | May 11, 2005 It used to be that the oversight role – the 'informing function' – of Congress was considered even more important than its legislating one. A law professor identifies some areas that beg for increased Congressional vigilance.