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  • Rosa Parks Memorial Service
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    Rosa Parks Memorial Service

    Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in Detroit the…

  • Rosa Parks Funeral Service
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    Rosa Parks Funeral Service

    Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age…

  • emPlessy v Fergusonem ReArgument
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in…

  • Operations in Iraq
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    Operations in Iraq

    Senator Levin spoke about the war in Iraq, the Bush administration’s approach to operations in Iraq, and the current security situation in the country. Following his remarks he answered…

  • Supreme Court Justice Speech
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    Supreme Court Justice Speech

    In his speech to black attorneys, Justice Thomas answered criticisms of some of his Supreme Court decisions by asserting his right to think for himself. He said he has no intention of…

  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    The panelists discussed judicial independence and how it is decreasing in the judicial process. They focused on the institutional hostility for independent judiciaries and if politics sway…

  • Distinguished Service Award
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    Distinguished Service Award

    Justice Thomas paid tribute to Judge Keith’s distinguished career. After receiving a Distinguished Service Award, Judge Keith made some remarks about minorities in the judiciary.

  • Historical Perspective on the Bill of Rights
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    Historical Perspective on the Bill of Rights

    The Judicial Conference of the U.S. and the Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution sponsored a forum on the Bill of Rights, focusing on contrasting the perspectives of the…