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    Panel Discussion on Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about civil rights and immigration. Former Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the Republican Party’s stance on immigration could lead to big losses in upcoming elections. 

    “50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: Where Are We Now?” was the luncheon plenary of the 31st Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference, held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

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    Labor Secretary Perez on Civil Rights

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the history of the Civil Rights movement and what he said was a continuation of those efforts within the Latino community. He said that the community dealt with issues such as challenges in education, voting rights, and immigration. 

    This was the "keynote address at the National Leadership Luncheon of the 31st Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference, held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

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    California Latino Community

    Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris talked about California’s Latino community, civil rights, immigration, and other issues including California’s relationship with Mexico and the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act.


    This was the “California Welcome” to the National Leadership Luncheon of the 31st Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference, held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

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    Latino Political Power

    Republican and Democratic political strategists talked about the potential impact of the Latino vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Panelists also discussed Latino candidates running for office in 2014, and how the Hispanic community views the debate over immigration policy. 

    “Politics and Power of the Latino Vote in 2014” was the Opening Breakfast Plenary of the 31st Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference, held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

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    Veterans' Benefits Evaluation Process

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing on the Veterans Benefit Administration’s (VBA) process for eliminating the backlog of disability claims at the Veterans Affairs Department. In the first panel, three VBA whistleblowers told of misappropriations, misconduct, and retaliation for reporting wrongdoing in the department. They called the problems systemic and a “culture of corruption” in which management bullies and harasses workers who report problems. At the start of the second panel of VBA officials, Committee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-FL) described the July 2, 2014, day-long, unannounced visit committee staff took to the Philadelphia VBA office.

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    Idea of America

    Author and historian William White talked about the ideals that shaped the leaders of the American Revolution, and how these principles have influenced American culture since. Mr. White argued that America’s founding values often contradict each other, and because of this, Americans have constantly wrestled with many of the same philosophical questions that confronted the founders.

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    Gender Diversity in the Courts

    Female judges and law professors talked about why women being represented in the judicial process matters. They also shared their personal stories of experiences of prejudice and bias. Topics included how arguments of geographic, racial, and national representation can also be made for women and separating identity characteristics from ideology. 
    “Domestic Perspectives” was a panel at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California.

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    Women’s Rights in Customary Law

    Professor Susan Williams offered solutions to women’s inequality in customary law systems around the world as opposed to constitutional systems. 
    “Women and Judging: A Feminist Approach to Judgment and the Issue of Customary Law” was the keynote address at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California.

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    Justice Ginsburg on Women as Judges

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and the audience about her experiences in law including her two decades on the Supreme Court, the important cases she had heard, and those coming up. She spoke at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California.

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    Education Policy and School Choice

    Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members.

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