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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Afternoon Session

    Political leaders and conservative activists talked about the conservative moment and the Obama administration at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Among the topics…

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    Constitution and the Common Defense

    Former attorneys general talked about national security. Among the topics they addressed were presidential power, the application and role of international law, rights of detained…

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    Legal Rights of Terror Suspects

    Former Attorney General John Ashcroft talked about the legal history concerning the right of habeus corpus. A federal appeals court had recently ruled that detainees held at Bagram Air Base…

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    Justice Department and Terrorism Oversight

    Attorney General Ashcroft testified about the Justice Department’s efforts to combat terrorism and enforcement of the Patriot Act. Much of the hearing also focused on media…

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    Criminal and Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Sharing

    Law enforcement officials announced the implementation of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, a new program for sharing intelligence information among law enforcement…

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    Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon Reaction

    Cabinet officials spoke to reporters about federal responses to attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Among the issues they addressed were law enforcements…

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    Book Discussion on Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi

    Panelists talked about the career and examined the speeches of former Attorney General Edward Levi (1911-2000) who took office following the Wategate scandal. The panelists included…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Espionage Allegations

    Attorney General Ashcroft and Mr. Freeh spoke to reporters about the arrest of Robert Hanssen on espionage charges. Mr. Hanssen was accused of providing sensitive…

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    Indictments in Khobar Towers Bombing

    Secretary Ashcroft and Director Freeh talked with reporters about indictments in the 1996 bombing that killed 19 U.S. airmen at Khobar Towers, a U.S. military housing complex in Saudi…

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    McVeigh Execution

    Attorney General Ashcroft announced that victims' families in the Oklahoma City bombing would be able to see the execution of Timothy McVeigh via closed circuit television. Among the…

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    Terrorist Attacks on the United States

    Prior to a meeting at Camp David, President Bush and members of his national security team talked with reporters about U.S. responses to the September 11 terrorist attacks. The…

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    Corporate Settlement Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the use of pre-trial prosecution agreements and deferred prosecution in corporate crime cases. Topics included the benefits and detriments of the agreements,…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Child Pornography

    Secretary Ashcroft talked with reporters about a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a law against virtual child pornography. He said the decision was a blow to law enforcement…

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    Justice Department Building Naming

    President Bush and members of the Kennedy family participated in a ceremony renaming the Justice Department building after former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Speakers talked…

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    National Rifle Association Convention

    The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual conference, on the theme of “Celebration of American Values,” featured 2008 presidential candidates and other national…

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    Oklahoma City Federal Building Dedication

    Participants spoke at a dedication ceremony at a new federal building in Oklahoma City. The building replaced the Murrah Building that was destroyed in the 1995 terrorist bombing of…

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    Terrorism Crimes Prosecution

    Attorney-General Ashcroft testified about legislative proposals designed to combat terrorism.

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist Lying in Repose

    A portion of the day’s ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court where Chief Justice Rhenquist had been lying in repose was shown. During this portion President and…

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    September 11 Commission: Intelligence

    Current and former law enforcement officials testified about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence gathering and sharing…

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    Leadership Issues

    Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke on “Leadership in a Time of Crisis” at Regent University. Among the topics he addressed were the defense of freedom and…

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