I’m delighted to introduce Professor Heidi Kitrosser, who will be guest blogging with us this month. Heidi Kitrosser is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. She joined the faculty this fall after serving as a visiting associate professor at Minnesota during the 2005 – 2006 school year and an assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School from 2003 – 2006. Heidi received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996 and her B.A. from UCLA, summa cum laude, in 1993. She clerked for Judge Judith Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Judge William Rea on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She also worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block.
Heidi writes about constitutional law – primarily free speech and separation of powers. She is particularly interested in the intersection of these topics in the realm of government secrecy. She currently is working on an article entitled Classified Information Leaks and Free Speech and will be writing about congressional oversight of post-9/11 executive branch activities for a spring symposium at the Cardozo Law School.
Some other recent publications include: “Macro-Transparency” as Structural Directive: A Look at the NSA Surveillance Controversy, 91 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (2007) (invited symposium piece) (forthcoming); Secrecy and Separated Powers: Executive Privilege Revisited, 92 Iowa L. Rev. ___ (2007) (forthcoming); Containing Unprotected Speech, 57 Fla. L. Rev. 843 (2005); Secrecy in the Immigration Courts and Beyond: Considering the Right to Know in the Administrative State, 39 Harv. C.R. – C.L. L. Rev. 95 (2004); and From Marshall McLuhan to Anthropomorphic Cows: Communicative Manner and the First Amendment, 96 Nw. U. L.R. 1339 (2002).