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  • The Office of Attorney General
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    The Office of Attorney General

    Several former attorneys general participated in an unstructured discussion on their experiences as attorney general in a forum before an audience at the Hastings College of Law. Among the…

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  • White House Counsel
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    White House Counsel

    Participants talked about the function of the White House counsel and whether the Attorney General could perform those duties. They also talked about the role of the counsel in the…

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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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  • Independent Counsel Statute Future
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    Independent Counsel Statute Future

    The future of the Independent Counsel Statute was discussed by the panelists. The statute was signed into law in 1978 and is up for reauthorization in the Congress next year. The statute…

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  • Independent Counsel Statute and Politics
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    Independent Counsel Statute and Politics

    Panelists talked about the Independent Counsel Statute and how it has related to the political arena. The statute was originated in 1978 and is up for reauthorization next year.

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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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  • Court Case Management
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    Court Case Management

    Judge Parker discussed a program in his East Texas district to control the escalating costs of legal procedures to individuals and the justice system to settle civil cases as quickly,…

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  • LegislativeJudicial Relations
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    Legislative-Judicial Relations

    Mr. Civiletti, attorney general during the Carter presidential administration, spoke to an audience at the Heritage Foundation on a recent efforts to question career prosecutors in the…

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  • Costs and Availability of Insurance
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    Costs and Availability of Insurance

    Witnesses testified on the cost and availability of liability insurance. This was the second day of hearings.

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