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    Mexican Drug Cartels

    Witnesses testified about the recent violence in Mexico stemming from clashes between rival drug cartels, law enforcement responses in Mexico and the U.S. to both violence and drug…

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    Secret Law

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the Bush administration’s increasing reliance on secret law and the threat it posed to democratic and…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs held a hearing on the federal cocaine sentencing laws. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack…

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    Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees

    The Senate Judiciary Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The examined what the legal rights are…

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    Federal Death Penalty

    Witnesses testified about the application of the federal death penalty. Topics included federal jurisdiction in a locality such as Puerto Rico that has outlawed capital punishment, the…

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    Rising Crime Rates

    Witnesses testify about the rising crime rate in the U.S. and the federal role in community-based prevention and response. They also talked about levels of federal funding for crime…

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    Iraqi Refugees

    Witnesses testified about the status and problems of refugees from Iraq. Among the topics addressed were the plight of an estimated 1.7 million refugees who had fled Iraq, the…

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    AT&T and BellSouth Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The merger would create the largest telephone company, cell phone service provider, and DSL…

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    Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace

    Government officials and others testified about issues of immigration enforcement at the workplace, with an emphasis on learning from the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty. Topics included…

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    Space Shuttle Safety Improvements

    NASA officials talked about the improvements to the space shuttle that will be further tested during the planned mission of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated…

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    Space Shuttle Program

    NASA officials spoke to reporters about the status of space shuttle programs and the planned launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated STS-121, would continue…

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    Alito Nomination Hearing Reaction

    Following the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chairman Arlen Specter…

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    Book Discussion on The White House Looks South

    Professor Leuchtenburg talked about his book The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, published by Louisiana State University Press. He…

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    Cable and Telecommunications Competition

    The Senate Judiciary Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Video Competitino in 2005: More Consolidation, or New Choices for…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. Ereli spoke to reporters about assistance from the international community in response to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Following his brief remarks, he responded to…

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    Patent Protection System

    The Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the future of the U.S. patent system, intellectual property rights, and regulations governing…

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    Border Security

    At a hearing titled “Strengthening Enforcement and Border Security: The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel,” witnesses testified about enforcement of existing…

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    Human Trafficking and Slavery

    Witnesses testified regarding slavery and human trafficking. Among the topics addressed were the number and destinations of people trafficked, efforts to rescue victims, and the…

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    Religious Expression

    Witnesses testified about government discrimination against religious expression and proposed programs to support faith-based charitable initiatives. Following opening statements and…

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    Splitting the 9th Judicial Circuit

    Judges testified about the possible split of the 9th judicial circuit into two parts. Among the topics they addressed were the case load in the circuit, the pace of appeals hearings…

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