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  • House Judiciary Holds Hearing on Voting Discrimination
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    Voting Discrimination

    Civil liberties and voting rights organization leaders testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee concerning voting discrimination. Witnesses discussed state voting laws since the 2013…

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  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Voting Rights Act
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    House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Voting Rights Act

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the Voting Rights Act and the 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder…

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  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Examines Case for Slavery Reparations
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    Hearing on Slavery Reparations

    Actor Danny Glover, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and others testified on slavery reparations before a House Judiciary subcommittee. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who…

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  • Equal Rights Amendment Proposals
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    Equal Rights Amendment Proposals

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) delivered opening statements, outlining…

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  • Border Security National Emergency Declaration
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    Border Security National Emergency Declaration

    Three constitutional law experts and the owner of a home along the U.S.-Mexico border were the witnesses at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the 1976 National Emergencies Act and President…

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.

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  • PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
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    PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

    Witnesses testified about the USA PATRIOT Act focusing on portions of the Act being considered for re-authorization and renewal. Among the topics they addressed were the use of wiretaps,…

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  • State Secrets Privilege Bill
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    State Secrets Privilege Bill

    Witnesses testified about the use of, and potential revisions to, the State Secret Protection Act. Among the topics they addressed were the use of executive privilege, the use of the act…

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  • State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
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    State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

    Two House Judiciary Committee Subcommittees held a joint hearing to examine civil rights abuses committed by state and local police functioning as federal immigration agents. Topics…

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  • Preparations for 2008 Elections
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    Preparations for 2008 Elections

    Witnesses testified about election procedures, voting machine technology, operations by state and local registrars, as well as accuracy and accountability issues in preparation for the 2008…

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  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    A hearing was held about the role Bush administration lawyers played in creating, developing, and implementing interrogation policies for the war on terrorism of detainees in U.S. custody and control.…

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  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about the role of administration lawyers in the formulation of detainee interrogation policy at Guantanamo Bay. Questions focused on the witnesses' participation in the drafting of legal…

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  • Fair Housing Act Enforcement
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    Fair Housing Act Enforcement

    A hearing was held to evaluate the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to curtail discrimination in…

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  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about prisoner treatment at detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as authorization of enhanced interrogation techniques by U.S. government officials. Among the topics they…

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  • Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules
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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Legal scholars testified about the detention to terror suspects by the U.S., treatment of detainees, and legal opinions received by the Bush administration on interrogation methods for detainees. The…

    1,087 views
  • Voting Section of Justice Department Oversight
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    Voting Section of Justice Department Oversight

    John Tanner testified in an oversight hearing about his leadership of the Voting Rights section of the Justice Department. Topics included cases of voter fraud being prosecuted. Mr. Tanner apologized for…

    231 views
  • Torture and Interrogation Tactics
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    Torture and Interrogation Tactics

    Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Rendition to Torture: The Case of Maher Arar.” Testifying by remote connection, Mr. Arar, a Canadian, described being detained at JFK…

    518 views
  • Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes
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    Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes

    At a joint hearing on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, witnesses testified about proposals to establish an Unsolved Crimes Section in the Civil Rights Division of the…

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  • Air Contamination at Ground Zero
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    Air Contamination at Ground Zero

    A hearing was held on due process violations arising from the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of air quality issues following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues…

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  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Witnesses testified on the work of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Topics included electoral redistricting in Texas and its effect on representation of minorities,…

    1,410 views
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