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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black…

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    Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

    Tim Lynch talked about the debate over civil asset forfeiture laws, the history of reform efforts, and a renewed focus on police abuse of the laws in order to seize assets.

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    Minority Students and College

    Panelists talked about the amount of debt that minority students accrue in order to finance their college educations. Sara Goldrik-Rab, who co-authored a paper titled “The Color…

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    Department of Justice Division on Civil Rights

    William Yeomans talked about the role of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division in light of the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. He also…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Ferguson Investigation

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the press before a meeting with local federal officials at FBI headquarters in St. Louis. He was in Missouri to meet with law enforcement…

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    Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the government’s appeal of the consolidated cases James Obergefell, et al. v. Lance D. Himes, et…

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    Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in April DeBoer, et al. v. Richard Snyder, et al. The case involved a same-sex couple who initially…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Has your opinion changed on same-sex marriage?” Robert Barnes was interviewed by phone about legal tests of…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Ruthie Epstein talked about a class-action lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children who had crossed the U.S.-Mexican border,…

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    The Political Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Todd Purdum talked about his book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which he recounts the political battle to…

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    LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls leading up to Congress passing the legislation, and…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer Oral History Interview

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer talked about being part of the “St. Augustine Four.” In July 1963, 23 people were arrested after a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s…

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    Senator Ron Wyden on Barron Judicial Nomination

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor about the nomination of David Barron to be a judge for the First Circuit Court. Senator Wyden said he was concerned with some of…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Crime Reduction

    Attorney General Eric Holder talked about the importance of confronting racial and sentencing disparities br/ This was the keynote address of the two-day National Symposium on the Reduction…

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    Book Discussion on The Bill of the Century

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In his book, the…

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    Jimmy Carter at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Jimmy Carter gave the closing address on the first day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014…

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    Bill Clinton at Civil Rights Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton gave the closing address on the second day of a three-day a Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin,…

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    President Obama at Civil Rights Summit

    President Barack Obama gave the keynote address at a three-day Civil Rights Summit hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. 2014 marked the 50th anniversary…

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    History of Bell v. Maryland

    Panelists talked about Bell v. Maryland, a civil rights case argued in 1963, in which Robert Bell, who was a student at the time, was arrested for protesting against…

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