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  • Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary
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    Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary

    William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald…

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  • Afghanistan CounterNarcotics Operations
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    Afghanistan Counter-Narcotics Operations

    Participants talked about a recent report on the drug trade in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of efforts by U.S. and NATO authorities to counter drug trafficking in the region. Among the…

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  • Modern Terrorism and the Rule of Law
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    Modern Terrorism and the Rule of Law

    The panelists discussed modern terrorism and its impact on the rule of law. Topics included the president’s role as commander in chief, the Patriot Act, Islamic extremists in the Middle…

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  • Online Pharmacies
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    Online Pharmacies

    Witnesses testified about operations of unregistered Internet pharmacies and regulating the sale of controlled substances without valid prescriptions. Among the topics they addressed were…

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  • Incitement Laws
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    Incitement Laws

    The American Bar Association held a law and national security conference titled “National Security Law in a Changed World: The Fifteenth Annual Review of the Field” to address the…

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  • Civil Liberties and Security
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    Civil Liberties and Security

    Commissioners Ben-Veniste and Fielding held a two-part discussion on the balance between liberty and security in the post-September 11 world, including progress on recommendations in the…

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  • Justice Department and Civil Liberties
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    Justice Department and Civil Liberties

    Witnesses testified about law enforcement measures instituted in response to September 11 terrorist attacks and the ensuing efforts to combat international terrorism. Among the issues they…

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  • emThe Wen Ho Lee Storyem
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    The Wen Ho Lee Story

    Alberta Lee talked about her father’s arrest for improperly handling nuclear secrets at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as his legal struggles following the arrest. Following…

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  • Independent Counsel Act
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    Independent Counsel Act

    Attorney General Reno testified that she favored letting the independent counsel statute expire despite the fact that she favored the statute in 1993. She said that she did not agree with…

    44 views
  • Intelligence and Terrorism
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    Intelligence and Terrorism

    Mr. Heymann reviewed the ideas presented in the first day’s meetings of this conference on the changing relationship between intelligence and law enforcement. Mr. Woolsey spoke about the…

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  • Military Support for Humanitarian Emergencies
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    Military Support for Humanitarian Emergencies

    Participants discussed the issues involved in using U.S. military forces in humanitarian efforts, such as Bosnia, through a simulated situation in a fictional place in the Middle East in…

    70 views
  • Whitewater Investigation Part 2
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    Whitewater Investigation Part 2

    Committee members heard further testimony from former Assistant Attorney General Heymann concerning the events surrounding the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. This…

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  • Whitewater Investigation Part 1
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    Whitewater Investigation Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from Justice Department officials concerning the events surrounding the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. This portion agrees with wed am…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Guests debated the merits and effectiveness of current crime legislation proposals before Congress. The discussion focused on the “three strikes and your out” proposal and the impact of the…

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  • Justice Department News Briefing
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    Justice Department News Briefing

    Attorney General Reno and Deputy Attorney General Heymann briefed reporters on Mr. Heymann’s decision to resign from the Justice Department. He stated that differences of opinion forced him…

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  • Crime Control and Enforcement Act
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    Crime Control and Enforcement Act

    Members of the subcommittee and freshman members of the Judiciary Committee made opening statements, after which Mr. Heyman testified on the proposed crime legislation. Issues included the…

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  • Waco Investigation Report
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    Waco Investigation Report

    Attorney General Reno and other Justice Department officials briefed the press on the final report on the investigation of the siege of the Branch Davidian Cult in Waco, Texas earlier this…

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  • White House Deputy Counsel Death Inquiry
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    White House Deputy Counsel Death Inquiry

    Representatives of the U.S. Park Police, the FBI and the Department of Justice spoke in a news conference to discuss the details of their investigation into the July 20 death of White House Deputy…

    65 views
  • Deputy Attorney General Nomination Part Two
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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination Part Two

    The committee continued to hear testimony from Mr. Heymann on his nomination for the position of Deputy Attorney General.

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  • Deputy Attorney General Nomination Part One
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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination Part One

    THe committee heard testimony from Mr. Heymann on his nomination to the position of Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice. Issues brought up in the hearing included the…

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