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    Civil Rights Concerns at Immigration Detention Facilities

    Representatives from human rights and civil liberties advocacy groups discussed the nation’s immigration detention facilities. Topics included the conditions in the facilities,…

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    Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention

    Panelists discussed the legal challenges made to immigration detention facilities and made policy recommendations. “Legal Challenges Associated with Immigration Detention…

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    Immigration Detention Facilities Management

    Officials from several federal agencies discussed how immigration detention facilities are created, operated, and maintained. Chairman Castro made introductory remarks. Federal Agency…

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    Private Immigration Detention Facilities

    Panelist discussed the work of private contractors in providing detention facilities for immigrants and the work of charitable groups for detainees. “Private Detention Facilities and…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 1

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing on “Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members.” The Commission will first hear from officials from…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 3

    A panel of veterans' advocates and other service members spoke about how well the federal government was safeguarding their rights and providing needed benefits. An army major and…

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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 2

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing titled, “Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members.” In their second panel, the Commission heard from…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Military Panel

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Academic Scholar Panel

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Victim and Accused Panel

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the…

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    Taking of Private Property for Public Use

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet,…

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    Federal and Local Role in Anti-Bullying Measures

    Panelists discussed the role of the federal government, states, and local school boards in anti-bullying programs. Tammy Aaberg spoke about her son, who killed himself due to bullying…

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    Race, Religion, and Disability

    Panelists discussed bullying based on race, disability, or religion. Topics included the need for federal law on bullying and First Amendment issues.

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    Bullying, Sexual Orientation, and Gender

    Advocates, psychologists and lawyers discussed bullying due to sexual orientation and gender. Among the topics they addressed were incidents of bullying in schools, school programs to…

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    Federal Agency Anti-Bullying Programs

    Education and Justice Department staff talked about anti-bullying efforts at the federal and state level. They also talked about current anti-bullying laws.

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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting on a report about the Justice Department’s handling of a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther…

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    Civil Rights Commission Meeting

    Following a discussion on a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party, the commission conducted other business.

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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 2

    Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia…

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    New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 1

    Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia…

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    Civil Rights in 21st Century

    Scholars discussed how racial discrimination in the U.S. has changed over the years. They talked about a number of topics including gains made by African-Americans in education, civic…

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