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    Effects of Campaign Contribution Limits

    Participants discussed campaign finance reform. They claimed that although the original 1974 law had accomplished much to combat political corruption, decisions since then, including…

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    Muslim American Civil Rights

    Rep. Conyers, House Judiciary Committee ranking member, and other civil rights advocates held a citizens' hearing on the status of civil rights and civil liberties after the September…

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    Anti-Terrorism Legislation

    The participants announced the formation of a new organization, Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, to seek congressional review of the most intrusive provisions of the Patriot…

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    Police Misconduct: Attorneys Panel

    Attorneys talked about the problem of police brutality. Among the topics they addressed were racial profiling, treatment of minorities by police departments, recent tensions over…

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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

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    M.L. King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony

    Through a variety of presentations and performances, participants honored the memory of Martin Luther King and talked about the state of civil rights and race relations.

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    The Patriot Act

    The guests talked about President Bush’s call for additional Patriot Act provisions. They also discussed the effectiveness of the Patriot Act in the war on…

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    Campaign Finance Reform Opposition

    Senator McConnell, the most vocal Senate opponent of campaign finance reform, and representatives of a broad spectrum of interest groups expressed their opposition to campaign finance…

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    Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns

    Civil rights activists and privacy advocates spoke about new airline security surveillance techniques and potential invasion of privacy as a result of new technology and…

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    African-American Voters in the 2000 Elections

    Following a press conference proposing a voters' bill of rights, participants talked about reforming ballots, voter participation, disenfranchisement during the 2000 elections, and future…

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    Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform

    A bipartisan task force of freshman members of Congress heard from former members, campaign finance experts and public interest group representatives. Reps. Hutchinson and Allen…

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    Law Enforcement Accountability

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed law…

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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Law Enforcement Accountability

    Participants discussed the problem of racial profiling among some law enforcement officials. They focused on the disproportionate number of African-Americans in prison and the negative…

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    Anti-Terrorism and Civil Liberties

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    News Review

    Ms. Murphy and Mr. Bauer discussed the news of the day, including U.S. foreign policy and abortion. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Ms. Cheney and Ms. Murphy talked about current news headlines of interest to them and took viewer calls.

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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Ms. Buchanan and Ms. Murphy talked about current news stories of interest to them and took audience calls, faxes and electronic…

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    Civil Liberties Issues

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