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    Government Election Funding

    Panelists talked about the impact of public or government financing of political campaigns. They focused on Professor Michael Miller’s book, Subsidizing Democracy: How Public…

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    Book Discussion on Stealing Democracy

    George Washington University professor Spencer Overton talked about his book, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. He was interviewed at George Washington University…

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    Impact of Citizens United v. FEC

    Law professors and political scholars analyzed the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The 5-4 ruling from January 2010 eliminated…

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    Legal System and Policy Development

    A panel discussion was held on making chage in the current political environment. Topics included the Obama Administration’s policy on Guantanamo Bay, the role of Vice President,…

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    Author Interview

    Mr. Overton talked about his book, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. The interview was held in the Authors Pavilion at the Congressional Black Caucus…

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    Book Discussion on Stealing Democracy

    Spencer Overton talked about his book Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression, published by W.W. Norton, and related issues. In his book, Mr. Overton looked at…

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    Extension of the Voting Rights Act

    Moderated by Professor Walters, panel members discussed the importance of extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some provisions of which expire in 2007. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Presidential Primary Timing and Scheduling

    The Democratic National Committee’s Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling, co-chaired by former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and U.S. Representative David…

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    Presidential Primary Timing and Scheduling, Afternoon

    The Democratic National Committee’s Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling, co-chaired by former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and former Congressman David…

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    Presidential Primary Timing and Scheduling, Morning

    The Democratic National Committee’s Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling, co-chaired by former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and former Congressman David…

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    U.S. Election Systems Report

    Mr. Overton talked about the final report of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform. The report addressed changes to the nation’s election systems and…

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    Blacks and the Supreme Court

    Participants talked about issues affecting the black and minority communities in the previous Supreme Court term. They talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace…

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    Integrity of Elections

    At the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform a panel talked about access registration and polling places, the integrity of elections, and procedures for…

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    Federal Election Reform

    Witnesses spoke to a panel at the first meeting of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform on the Help America Vote Act. Among the topics they addressed were minority…

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    Democratic Commission on Presidential Nominations

    The first meeting of the Democratic National Committee’s Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling met to examine the party’s presidential nominating…

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    Provisional Ballots

    Panelists talked about the use of provisional ballots in the 2004 presidential elections. Among the topics they addressed were various laws and regulations governing the counting…

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    2003-2004 Supreme Court Term

    Panelists discussed cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2003-2004 term, including prominent cases involving international law and prisoner detention, the pledge of…

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    Book Discussion on Gospel Choirs

    Professor Bell read from his new book, Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home. It focuses on how African-Americans expressed their sorrow and joy through gospel…

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