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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2

    Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire special…

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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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    Consequences of Perjury and Related Crimes

    The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from military officers, federal judges, and legal scholars. Witnesses spoke about whether President Bill Clinton’s attempt to conceal his…

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    Building Trust in Government: Four Easy Steps

    Elliot Richardson, Nixon and Ford Administrations Cabinet Member, talked about ways to build trust in government. He discussed the importance of having the public trust and engendering the…

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    Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

    Panelists talked about the new book by Ken Gormley, “Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation.” Mr. Cox served as Solicitor General and was also the special prosecutor during the Watergate…

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    Tribute to William T. Coleman

    William T. Coleman was the first black law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court. He clerked for Justice Felix Frankfurter, after which he worked for the NAACP. In 1995 he received the…

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    U.N. Secretary-General Selection Process, 2

    In a hearing on the U.N. Secretary-General selection process, participants testified on the role and responsibilities of the Secretary-General. The three panels in this portion focused on…

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    U.N. Secretary-General Selection Process, 1

    In a hearing on the U.N. Secretary-General selection process, participants testified on the role and responsibilities of the Secretary-General. This portion features opening remarks by the…

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    Reflections of a Radical Moderate

    Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson spoke about and signed copies of his new book, “Reflections of a Radical Moderate” at Trover Book Shop in Washington, D.C.

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    Cuba Task Force Report

    Task force participants talked to reporters about a new report on U.S.- Cuba relations. It focused on how the U.S., Cuba and other nations in the region could change their policies to ease…

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    Sunday Journal Mount Vernon

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemoration

    President Clinton and others attended the “Remembering Franklin D. Roosevelt 50th Anniversary Commemorative Services” held at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. The president said…

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    Crime Solutions Survey

    Senator Paul Simon (D-Illinois) talked about a survey of prison wardens. Many of the wardens felt that politicians were not offering effective solutions to the nation’s crime problem.

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    Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    This news conference held by the organization ACTION NOT GRIDLOCK! focused on the issue of filibustering with specific reference to the debate over health care reform in the Senate. It was…

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    Filibuster Reform

    Former legislators and administration officials spoke about the impact of filibusters in the U.S. Senate and the need for congressional reform to reduce the import of the minority…

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    Crime Prevention

    Participants spoke on various policies toward crime, as well as Congressional efforts to pass crime legislation. Nicholas Katzenbach emphasized children as the focus of any anti-crime policies.…

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    Universal Access to Health Care

    The Senate Labor and Resources Committee heard testimony on S. 1227, the health care and cost containment plan entitled "Health America", introduced by Senate Democrats.

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    HUD Investigation

    The House Government Operations Subcommittee on Employment and Housing committee continued its investigation of fraud and mismanagement at HUD during the tenure of Samuel Pierce. Witnesses…

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    Namibia & South Africa

    The Commission for Independence in Namibia issued their report on their recent observer missions to the South African-occupied country. Participants spoke on the upcoming election for…

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    Campus Perspectives on the Private Sector

    The conference was sponsored by the National Commission on Public Service in conjunction with the Brookings Institution. The commission tried to promote public service action on college…

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