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    Book Discussion on Lobbyists at Work

    Beth Leech talked about her book, Lobbyists at Work, in which she profiles various lobbyists working in Washington, DC, to highlight the role they play in our political system. During…

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    Consumer Privacy Protection and Internet Regulation

    Panelists talked about threats online users unknowingly face, including the listing of personal information on Web sites, Web browsing being tracked to create a profile of behavior, and…

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    Third-Party Web Trackers and Consumer Privacy

    Jonathan Mayer outlined tracking of Internet users by third-party Web trackers, focusing on a Stanford University study on the various ways people are tracked unknowingly online. After…

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    Jon Leibowitz Remarks on Consumer Privacy

    Jon Leibowitz talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s new framework for protecting consumer Internet privacy. The proposal includes a “Do Not Track” option in…

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    Book Discussion on Holy Hullabaloos

    Mr. Wexler tells the tale of crossing the country to visit communities once involved in Supreme Court cases relating to church/state First Amendment law. The event was in…

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    Panel Discussion on Secularism, Islam, and Democracy

    From Cooper Union in New York City, a panel discussion on issues facing Muslims in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States featuring Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan. …

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    Book Discussion on In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

    The author assailed the war on drugs by demonstrating why he belives addiction is a social/medical issue and should not be a legal one.  The event was at Reed College in Portland,…

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    Crack Cocaine Sentencing

    Participants focused on the disparity in crack cocaine sentences to powder cocaine sentences, and ways to change the 100 to 1 ratio. Panelists examined some of the consequences of the…

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    Celebrating Civil Liberty

    Justices Antonin Scalia, David Souter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to retiring American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen as she planned to retire after serving as…

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    Government Surveillance

    Mike German moderated a panel on electronic surveillance and privacy rights. Among the issues addressed were increased surveillance of private citizens by the government as part of…

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    Single Sex Education in Public Schools

    Lenora Lapidus moderated a panel on the increase in of sex-segregated education in public schools. Panelists responded to questions from the audience. “The New Segregationists:…

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    Civil Liberties

    Anthony Romero delivered remarks on the civil liberties issues of the year, including the trials currently going on at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After his speech he answered questions from…

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    Capital Punishment and the Courts

    Civil Liberties activists and leaders spoke about capital punishment and the judicial process for capital crimes. Reggie Shuford moderated a panel discussion on criminal justice and…

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    Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism

    Senator Arlen Specter delivered remarks about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, that would shield reporters withholding information, and about the Free Speech Protection Act of…

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    Book Discussion on Thinking Like A Terrorist

    Mike German talked about his book, Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent. He described the mindset of the terrorists he encountered as an undercover…

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    Civil Liberties

    Mr. Romero gives the keynote address at the American Civil Liberties Union membership conference. Among the topics he addressed were erosions of civil liberties under the Bush…

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    Law, American Values and the National Interest

    At a session of the American Civil Liberties Union membership conference a panel moderated by Jackie Northam spoke on “Abuse of Power: Law, American Values and the National…

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    Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

    At a session of the American Civil Liberties Union membership conference a panel talked on the topic, “Restoring Basic American Values: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples.” They…

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    Presidential Power and Human Rights

    At a session of the American Civil Liberties Union membership conference titled, “The Abuse of Executive Power in the Global War on Terror,” panelists talked about civil rights,…

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    Government Intrusion into Private Matters

    Panelists spoke at a session on “Abuse of Power: Government Intrusion into Private Matters.” They talked about various Bush administration policies affecting civil liberties,…

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