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    Child Protection Act Hearings

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing to hear testimony concerning the National Child Protection Act of 1993 which would establish procedures for national criminal background…

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    Kidnapping Suspects Abroad

    The subcommittee examined the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 1989 opinion of the Justice Department that affirmed the right of the FBI and DEA to kidnap…

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    Civil Rights Division Reauthorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation that would reauthorize funding for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. Witnesses included the assistant attorney general for civil…

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    Police Misconduct

    The Subcommittee heard testimony on the issue of police misconduct. Following the riots that broke out during the previous week after four white police officers in Los Angeles were…

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    Freedom of Choice Act

    The House Judiciary Sub-Committee on Civil and Constitutional Rights held a hearing to examine the Freedom of Rights Act. This bill would forbid states to place restrictions on most…

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    Civil Rights Division Authorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony from John Dunne, assistant attorney general for civil rights, on the budget request and performance of the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice…

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    Police Brutality

    The Committee heard testimony on police brutality and the Bush Administration’s actions to eliminate the excessive use of force by police authorities. The hearings were held in part because…

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    Civil Rights 1991 Budget Authorization

    In his first appearance before the committee, Assistant Attorney General John Dunne presents the 1991 budget request for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The request…

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    FBI Authorization for Fiscal Year 1991

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation Director testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights at an oversight hearing about authorization of funding for…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 1

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 4

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 3

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990. Don Ayer, Deputy…

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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 2

    Witnessed testified about the recently introduced Civil Rights Act of 1990. They talked about race and gender discrimination, quotas, disparate impact, and damage awards as these issues…

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    Flag Desecration

    A hearing was held on statutory and constitutional responses to the Supreme Court’s decision in the flag-burning case, Texas v. Johnson. Congressional members from both parties suggested…

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    FBI Affirmative Action

    Continuing testimony was heard concerning the management promotion practices of the FBI.

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    FBI Affirmative Action

    Testimony was heard from public witnesses concerning promotional practices of the Bureau toward minority employees. Employees had complained that the Bureau discriminated against minorities…

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    FBI Library Awareness Program

    A House Judiciary Subcommittee heard testimony on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Library Awareness Program, a plan to surveil scientific libraries' patrons to try and detect domestic…

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    Equal Employment Efforts of the FBI

    The subcommittee held a hearing on affirmative action and equal employment efforts and policies at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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    FBI Authorization

    The subcommittee held a hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s fiscal year 1989 budget proposal.

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    Mariel Cuban Prison Riots

    The subcommittee heard testimony on two November 1987 prison riots in Atlanta, Georgia, and Oakdale, Louisiana. Cuban citizens detained at both prisons took over the facilities and demanded…

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