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    Rally for Campaign Finance Reform

    Campaign finance reform activists held a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court building as justices were hearing oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. The case concerns the aggregate…

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    Book Discussion on God's Right Hand

    Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a…

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    Book Discussion on Corporations Are Not People

    Jeffrey Clements argued that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision was flawed and outlined a plan to reverse it. He also responded to questions. This cocktail…

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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Liberal critics spoke to reporters in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. Following brief remarks by Mr. Neas and Ms. Aron,…

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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Mr. Neas spoke to reporters about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. He said that an “honest national discussion” on equal rights and…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Rep. Cummings and African American ministers talked with reporters about judicial nominees and a possible U.S. Senate filibuster, including the nominations of Janice Rogers Brown and…

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    Filibuster Ad Campaign

    Participating by satellite connection, Mr. Lear announced that the Foundation is launching a multimillion dollar national advertising and grassroots campaign to urge senators to…

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    Voter Intimidation and Supression

    Participants spoke to reporters about alleged Republican efforts to suppress voting by minority groups. They cited several instances from Florida to Detroit and planned efforts to…

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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the…

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    Justin Dart, Jr. Memorial Service

    The disability rights advocate died June 22 at age 71. On the 12th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Mrs. Dart, family and friends hosted a celebration honoring…

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    District of Columbia Vote

    Representatives spoke to reporters and supporters about reinstating voting privileges for the representative from the District of Columbia.

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    The Supreme Court and the Presidential Election

    President Clinton talked about the future of the Supreme Court and how the next president would influence the court’s philosophy through future appointments. Among the issues he…

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    Defenders of Democracy Award

    Representative Frank received the Defender of Democracy Award for "courageous and steadfast br/ defense of liberty and the American Way." The ‘Horse’s Patootie’ Award was…

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    Anti-Impeachment News Conference

    Ms. Shields announced that the People for the American way intended to deliver several boxes of petitions to Speaker-elect Livingston and Representative Gephardt urging members to vote…

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    Rally Against Impeachment

    Scholars, journalists, and celebrities gathered to oppose the impeachment of President Clinton. They argued that the public had been ignored by politicians seeking to further their own…

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    Ad Campaign News Conference

    Ms. Shields and Mr. Lux previewed their advertising campaign for the 1998 midterm elections. They asked supporters to vote in the election to prevent Republicans from…

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    School Vouchers

    Participants talked about the need and support for school vouchers, which would allow lower-income families to select private schools for their children to attend. They discussed the…

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    Social Policy Poll

    People for the American Way released a public opinion poll on the Christian Coalition’s Contract with the American Family. Congress is currently considering several bills tied to…

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    School Censorship

    Participants talked about the organization’s 13th annual report on school censorship that examines the limitations on textbooks, libraries, the arts and other materials. They…

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