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  • Attorney General Nominee William Barr Confirmation Hearing
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to succeed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who left the post in November. Following opening…

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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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  • Detention Policies and Military Justice
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    Detention Policies and Military Justice

    The subcommittee holds a hearing on military justice and detention policies in the global efforts to combat terrorism. Among the issues addressed were allegations of mistreatment and torture of…

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  • Terrorism and Domestic Intelligence
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    Terrorism and Domestic Intelligence

    Witnesses testified about intelligence collection and sharing, as well as organizing government agencies to improve domestic intelligence. Among the topics they addressed were restructuring…

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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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  • Attorneys General Forum
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    Attorneys General Forum

    Ms. Lynn moderated a panel of former attorneys general who talked about the role of the attorney general, the recent lapse of the independent counsel statute, and about the contentious…

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  • Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Law
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    Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Law

    Mr. Barr and Mr. Civiletti argued against renewal of the Watergate-era independent counsel law when it expires June 30, 1999. Mr. Barr said that the vices of the statute are in the statute…

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  • Attorneys General Forum
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    Attorneys General Forum

    Several former attorneys general discussed various past, present and future legal and political issues. They examined the judicial selection process, political criticism of judges, U.S.…

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  • Restructuring Intelligence Agencies Part 3
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    Restructuring Intelligence Agencies Part 3

    Commission members heard testimony from former intellligence officials concerning the necessary role and capabilities of the U.S. intelligence community after the Cold War. Mr. Nye talked…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment Part 4
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    Balanced Budget Amendment Part 4

    Committee members heard testimony on the balanced budget amendment. A number of congressional, federal, and outside experts testified about the feasibility and legality of passing such a law. The…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Professor Miller moderated this discussion about the recently passed crime legislation. Various issues were examined, including state versus federal status in relation to controlling crime…

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  • Immigration Law
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    Immigration Law

    Four former attorneys general talked about the changes in immigration policy, especially the recent emigrations from Cuba and Haiti and proposition 187 in California which would prohibit…

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  • Evolution of Attorney General Role
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    Evolution of Attorney General Role

    Six former attorneys general took part in discussion about the role and evolution of the office of attorney general. They spoke about the appointment process, their relationship with the…

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  • Outgoing Attorney General
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    Outgoing Attorney General

    Attorney General Barr discussed his tenure at the Justice Department. He also talked about the challenges facing Zoe Baird if she should be confirmed as attorney general.

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  • Violent Crime Prevention and Justice Issues
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    Violent Crime Prevention and Justice Issues

    Attorney General William Barr discussed the anti-crime policies of the Department of Justice and the Bush administration in relation to a report on crime recently issued by the Department…

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  • Oversight of the Justice Department
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    Oversight of the Justice Department

    The committee heard testimony from the U.S. Attorney General on oversight of the Justice Department. Committee members questioned Mr. Barr on a number of issues, including the Justice…

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  • Immigration and Violent Crime
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    Immigration and Violent Crime

    Mr. Barr spoke about immigration and different approaches to dealing with violent crime. Since he was confirmed as Attorney General, he has recommended expanding the Immigration and…

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  • Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial
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    Reaction to Los Angeles Police Trial

    Attorney General William Barr, accompanied by the director of the FBI and the head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, read a brief statement and responded to reporters'…

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  • Drug Control Policy News Conference
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    Drug Control Policy News Conference

    President George H.W. Bush and administration leaders met with reporters to talk about their efforts to stop drug abuse. They described the drug control strategies they will introduce this…

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  • Significant Violent Crime Initiative
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    Significant Violent Crime Initiative

    Mr. Barr and Mr. Sessions met with reporters to present the Significant Violent Crime Initiative. They described the initiative, which would reassign approximately 300 counterintelligence…

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