Expertise: National security and human rights, intelligence oversight, war powers
Kate Martin is a senior fellow at American Progress where she works on issues at the intersection of national security, civil liberties, and human rights. The New York Times’ Taking Note blog described her as “an expert on surveillance and detention, and a leading advocate for the rule of law in the so-called ‘war on terror.’” Before coming to American Progress, Martin served as director of the Center for National Security Studies for more than 20 years. She frequently testifies before Congress on national security and civil liberties issues. She is also a frequent commentator in the national media and has written extensively on these issues for the past 25 years. At the Center for National Security Studies, Martin brought lawsuits that challenged government deprivations of civil liberties. She has taught national security law and served as general counsel to the National Security Archive.
Martin is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Pomona College. Before joining the public interest world, she served as a partner at the law firm of Nussbaum, Owen & Webster.
By Kate Martin
|Congress, Don’t Get Distracted: New Laws Aren’t Needed to Make It a Crime to Accept Foreign Election Help||Just Security||June 17, 2019|
|Preventing Endless War Requires Real Congressional Oversight—Not New War Authority||Center for American Progress||December 14, 2018|
|The Senate Can’t Hide From Debating U.S. Assistance to the Saudi War in Yemen||Just Security||March 28, 2018|
|Congress must prevent government from spying on political opponents||The Hill||November 21, 2017|
|There’s a Strong Case for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties||Just Security||February 16, 2017|
|The DNC Hack and Democracy||Just Security||August 3, 2016|
|What is FBI Director Comey Doing?||Just Security||July 11, 2016|
|Drone Strikes: Key Legal Questions—Part 2||Center for American Progress||June 9, 2016|
|Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?||Center for American Progress||April 1, 2016|