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  • Voting and Election Reform
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    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, the…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Commissioners debated a proposed appointment to the commission by President Bush. At issue was the length of commissioners' terms and an on-going dispute over Commissioner Wilson’s tenure…

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  • Florida Voting Report
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    Florida Voting Report

    Mr. Edley and Ms. Thernstrom discussed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report on voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election. Mr. Edley, who was appointed by Congress…

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  • Florida Election Investigation
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    Florida Election Investigation

    Commissioners discussed finding of their investigation into voting practices in Florida during the 200 elections. The report was critical of Florida election officials, noting that many…

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  • Equal Opportunity in Education
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    Equal Opportunity in Education

    Commissioners heard testimony about how various education programs would impact equal opportunity. They discussed voucher programs and high-stakes testing. They also addressed the final…

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  • Florida Vote Irregularities
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    Florida Vote Irregularities

    Commissioners addressed commission business, including their probe of alleged voting irregularities in Florida and preliminary findings from the investigations. They also debated uniform…

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  • Voting Irregularities in Florida Afternoon Session
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    Voting Irregularities in Florida, Afternoon Session

    Commissioners heard testimony from Florida residents, election officials, and others about the 2000 elections and allegations that election procedures and practices disenfranchised several…

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  • Voting Irregularities in Florida Morning Session
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    Voting Irregularities in Florida, Morning Session

    Commissioners heard testimony from Florida residents and election officials about the 2000 elections and allegations that election procedures and practices disenfranchised many voters,…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Officials testified about election procedures and about allegations that several minority voters were denied their right to vote by various means during the 2000 elections. Among the topics…

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  • Voting Irregularities Hearing
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    Voting Irregularities Hearing

    Voters, representatives of advocate groups, and voting technology experts testified about the November 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida.

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  • Affirmative Action  Remedy or Discrimination
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    Affirmative Action: Remedy or Discrimination?

    Mr. Hentoff and Professor Edley debated the practice of affirmative action. After opening remarks they answered questions by a panel and the audience. Among the issues they addressed were…

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