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  • Theft by Another Name Eminent Domain Ten Years After Kelo v City of New London
  • The Administrative State v The Constitution DoddFrank at Five Years
  • Taking Sexual Assault Seriously The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights
  • Hearing on Criminal Justice and Policing Practices
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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men.…

    2,016 views
  • Judiciary Constitution Civil Rights and Human Rights
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    Judiciary: Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

    Hearings to examine the state of civil and human rights in the United States.

  • Hearing on Use of Solitary Confinement
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    Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

    Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels testified at a hearing on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. The U.S. holds more prisoners in isolation than any other…

    32,267 views
  • Judiciary Constitution Civil Rights and Human Rights
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    Judiciary: Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

    Business meeting to consider S.J.Res.19, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

  • Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans  Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety
  • Syrian Refugees
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    Syrian Refugees

    Diplomatic and security officials testified on the Syrian refugee crisis in which 2.3 million Syrians have fled the country since the outbreak of the civil war. Aid to host countries like Lebanon and…

    1,041 views
  • Stand Your Ground Laws Panel 2
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    Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 2

    Academics were joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Sanford, Florida, and by Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, who was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, testified about…

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  • Stand Your Ground Laws Panel 1
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    Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 1

    Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) testified on “stand your ground” self-protection laws. At the time 30 states had some type of “Stand Your…

    1,203 views
  • Senators Debate Closure of Guantanamo Bay Prison
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    Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Closing

    Witnesses testified on the implications of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.*Among the issues they addressed were hunger strikes by several detainees and the force-feeding…

    627 views
  • Senate Committee Examines the Legality of US Drone Strikes
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    Targeted Killing of Terrorist Suspects Overseas

    Military and policy experts testified on the the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings with aerial drones of American terrorist suspects overseas. In his opening…

    3,860 views
  • Gun Violence Reduction Proposals
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    Gun Violence Reduction Proposals

    Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity…

    10,793 views
  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism
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    Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism

    Witnesses testified about hate violence and violent extremism, as well as the threat posed by domestic extremists in the United States. The hearing was held after a violent attack on a Sikh…

    2,198 views
  • Racial Profiling
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    Racial Profiling

    Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target…

    2,596 views
  • Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference
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    Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference

    Following a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on racial profiling, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a news conference on his legislation, the “End Racial Profiling Act.” Following…

    517 views
  • Civil Rights of Muslim Americans
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    Civil Rights of Muslim Americans

    Witnesses testified on discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Among the topics they addressed were hate speech, law enforcement practices, anti-Muslim legislative efforts…

    2,161 views
  • Reassessing Solitary Confinement The Human Rights Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences