Philip Heymann

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Philip B. Heymann (born (1932-10-30) October 30, 1932 (age 82) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is a former Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration and currently a law professor at Harvard Law School.[2] He was an active critic of the George W. Bush administration, particularly on its warrantless domestic spying program.

He is a 1950 graduate of Pittsburgh's Shady Side Academy. In 1954 he graduated from Yale, where he was a member of Scroll and Key Society. He is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Heymann was formerly a Watergate scandal prosecutor, and compiled the National Football League report on the sexual harassment of female sportswriter Lisa Olson.[3]

Heymann was co-chairman of the Constitution Project's bipartisan Sentencing Committee.

He is the father of Assistant US Attorney Stephen Heymann and is the author of the books Terrorism and America: A Commonsense Strategy For A Democratic Society and Terrorism, Freedom, and Security: Winning without War, both published by MIT Press.


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  2. ^ Harvard biography page
  3. ^ "Sport: Trouble in The Locker Rooms". TIME. October 15, 1990. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
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Preceded by
George J. Terwilliger III
U.S. Deputy Attorney General
Served under: Bill Clinton

Succeeded by
Jamie Gorelick