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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.

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    Patriot Act Reauthorization

    Witnesses testified about the USA Patriot Act focusing on portions of the Act being considered for re-authorization and renewal. Among the topics they addressed were the use of…

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    State Secrets Privilege Bill

    Witnesses testified about the use of, and potential revisions to, the State Secret Protection Act. Among the topics they addressed were the use of executive privilege, the use of the…

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    State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

    Two House Judiciary Committee Subcommittees held a joint hearing to examine civil rights abuses committed by state and local police functioning as federal immigration agents. Topics…

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    Preparations for 2008 Elections

    Witnesses testified about election procedures, voting machine technology, operations by state and local registrars, as well as accuracy and accountability issues in preparation for the 2008…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    A hearing was held about the role Bush administration lawyers played in creating, developing, and implementing interrogation policies for the war on terrorism of detainees in U.S. custody…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about the role of administration lawyers in the formulation of detainee interrogation policy at Guantanamo Bay. Questions focused on the witnesses' participation in…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about prisoner treatment at detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as authorization of enhanced interrogation techniques by U.S. government…

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    Fair Housing Act Enforcement

    A hearing was held to evaluate the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to curtail discrimination in…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Legal scholars testified about the detention to terror suspects by the U.S., treatment of detainees, and legal opinions received by the Bush administration on interrogation methods for…

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    Voting Section of Justice Department Oversight

    John Tanner testified in an oversight hearing about his leadership of the Voting Rights section of the Justice Department. Topics included cases of voter fraud being…

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    Torture and Interrogation Tactics

    Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Rendition to Torture: The Case of Maher Arar.” Testifying by remote connection, Mr. Arar, a Canadian, described being…

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    Air Contamination at Ground Zero

    A hearing was held on due process violations arising from the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of air quality issues following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.…

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    Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

    At a joint hearing on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, witnesses testified about proposals to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the…

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    Civil Rights Issues

    Witnesses testified on the work of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Topics included electoral redistricting in Texas and its effect on representation of…

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