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    Newsmakers with Representative Bob Goodlatte

    House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) talked about issues including executive orders by President Obama, immigration, oversight of the Justice Department, National Security…

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    Representative Speier on Sexual Assaults in the Military

    Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) spoke on the House floor about the trial of Brigadier General Jeff Sinclair and the message that it sent about the military’s inability to handle…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a special line for those who had been jailed for drug crimes, were open for viewer comments on the topic of Attorney General Eric Holder’s endorsement of a…

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    Military Sexual Assault Bills

    The Senate considered a pair of competing Military Sexual Assault bills. One, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would remove the military chain of command from making…

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    Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

    Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels testified at a hearing on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. The U.S. holds more prisoners in isolation than any other…

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    Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting. He urged attendees to work together to allow ex-convicts to regain the right to…

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    Status of Same-Sex Marriage

    Brian Moulton talked about 2014 legislative and electoral initiatives for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Other topics the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s two…

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    Felons and Voting Rights

    Myrna Perez talked about Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to to states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting after being released from prison. permanently reform…

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    Book Discussion on Massacred for Gold

    R. Gregory Nokes talked about his book, Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, in which he recounts the events of the massacre from when bodies were first discovered to the…

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    Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 4

    Members of a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for handling cases of adult sexual assault in the military made their final deliberations following…

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    Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 2

    Retired senior commanders from the various branches of the U.S. military testified before a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for handling cases of…

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    Young Offenders and Life Sentences

    Cara Drinan talked about whether young criminal offenders convicted of murder and other serious crimes should be spared mandatory life sentences. She detailed the case of Terrance…

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    Federal Public Defender Program

    Michael Nachmanoff talked about the Federal Public Defender Program that offers free legal counsel for poor people charged in federal cases. He spoke about how growing caseloads and…

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    Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court and the Constitution

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was interviewed by Pete Williams and responded to questions from students in the audience at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic…

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    Ordinary Citizens and the Justice System

    Paul Butler talked about his book, Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, in which he details how ordinary citizens interact with the justice system, and examines the…

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    Death Penalty in 2013

    Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, talked about a report published by the center that examined the use of the death penalty throughout the United…

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    Book Discussion on Teaching Law

    Professor Robin West, author of Teaching Law, talked about the issues facing law schools today, including high costs, outdated curriculums, and the lack of job opportunities upon…

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    Haskell v. Harris Oral Arguments

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments in Haskell v. Harris, a case focusing on the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples…

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    Financial Disclosure Requirements for State Supreme Court Judges

    Kytja Weir talked about Justice Obscured, a new report of a nine-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity evaluating the disclosure rules for judges in the highest state…

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    Reforming Prison Sentencing

    Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, talked about the changing political climate for criminal justice reform and why he believes the expanding growth and cost of the…

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