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    Legal Issues and the Presidential Campaign

    Senator Biden, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, debated on behalf of the Clinton campaign. Mr. Cooper represented the Bush campaign. They were questioned by a…

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    Salute to Congress Dinner

    Members of Congress, the executive branch and Washington, DC media circles, gathered for the 48th Annual Congressional Dinner, sponsored by the National Press Foundation. The…

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    Thomas Second Hearing Reaction

    Ms. Huffman responded to viewers' calls regarding the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas following accusations that he sexually harassed Anita Hill.

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Reaction

    Ms. Biskupic gave a preview of what is to happen next in the confirmation process of Judge Clarence Thomas and who is likely to vote for or against Judge Thomas.

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Reaction

    Two reporters, who follow the Supreme Court, discussed the prospects for the Judge Thomas confirmation hearings that were to begin the following morning in the very conference room where…

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    Civil Rights Legislation

    Ms. Biskupic discussed civil rights legislation and the process under which the House of Representatives will consider the Civil Rights Bill and the substitutes to that bill.

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Ms. Biskupic discussed the Brady gun control legislation which passed in the House and the defeat of the Staggers Amendment, the competing gun control amendment.

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    Souter Confirmation Hearings

    The Congressional Quarterly Supreme Court reporter discusses the confirmation hearings for Judge David Souter as associate justice of the Supreme Court. The hearings concluded…

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    News Review

    The journalists discussed the nomination of Judge David Souter, the ongoing budget negotiations, the Rep. Frank ethics case and other current topics.

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    National Guard Deployment: Perpich V. DOD

    Ms. Biskupic discussed the Court’s recent 5-4 decision in U.S. v. Eichman which reaffirmed that flag-burning is protected by the First Amendment as free speech. Also…

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    Constitutional Interpretation

    Ms. Biskupic explained her recent article in Congressional Quarterly which illuminated growing tensions between the Court, especially involving Justice Scalia and members of…

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