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  • Jena Six Case
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    Jena Six Case

    Witnesses testified about the “Jena Six” case in which six black teenagers were charged with the beating of a white student soon after nooses were hung from a tree on a high school campus. They…

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  • Barack Obama Remarks in Selma 2007
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    Civil Rights Issues

    After prayers, hymns, and other speeches, Senator Barack Obama, a Democratic presidential candidate, delivered the keynote speech at a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.” Using Biblical references, he said that the current “Joshua…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Witnesses testified on the work of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Topics included electoral redistricting in Texas and its effect on representation of minorities,…

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  • Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes
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    Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

    At a joint hearing on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, witnesses testified about proposals to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the…

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  • Slave Labor and US Capitol Construction
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    Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

    In the first panel, Rep. Lewis, Senator Lincoln, and other members of the U.S. Capitol Slave Labor Task Force testified about the important part played by slaves in the construction of the…

    672 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    Members debated a non-binding resolution opposing current U.S. policy in Iraq while supporting military personnel stationed in the region.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • Dismissal of US Attorneys
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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Ms. Goodling testified about her knowledge of plans to dismiss several U.S. attorneys at the Justice Department, the role the White House might have played in the decision, and her duties at the…

    427 views
  • FBI Use of National Security Letters
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    FBI Use of National Security Letters

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on an independent report of the inspector general on the use of national security letters by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Witnesses…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Mock SwearingIn Ceremony
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    House Mock Swearing-In Ceremony

    House members elected in November re-enacted their swearing-in and brought their families in to greet and pose for pictures with Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    The House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the use of National Security Letters by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In response to a question by Representative Jackson,…

    280 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • Justice Department Oversight
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Gonzales testified about the firing of several U.S. attorneys and Justice Department decision making procedures related to the dismissals, as well as other departmental programs at an…

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  • Voting Section of Justice Department Oversight
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    Voting Section of Justice Department Oversight

    John Tanner testified in an oversight hearing about his leadership of the Voting Rights section of the Justice Department. Topics included cases of voter fraud being prosecuted. Mr. Tanner apologized for…

    245 views
  • Warrantless Domestic Surveillance
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    Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Warrantless Surveillance and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: The Role of Checks and Balances in Protecting Americans' Privacy…

    207 views
  • Investigation of Vote 814
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    Investigation of Vote 814

    The House Select Committee to Investigate the Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007, met to investigate procedures used and followed during Roll Call Vote Number 814 on legislation on August 2,…

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