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  • Attorney General Nomination Hearing Day 1
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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1

    Eric Holder testified about his nomination as attorney general. Among the topics he addressed were his involvement in pardons granted by President Clinton at the end of his presidency while…

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  • Obama National Security Team Announcement
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    Obama National Security Team Announcement

    President-Elect Barack Obama announced members of his national security team. Senator Hillary Clinton accepted a nomination to be secretary of State. Defense Secretary Gates accepted an…

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  • Law and Justice Issues
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    Law and Justice Issues

    Eric Holder contrasted the Bush administration’s legal policies to what he expects from a new presidential administration.

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  • The Confirmation Process
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    The Confirmation Process

    Senator Kennedy discussed the history of the judicial branch, focusing on the early debates about how judicial appointments should be made and who should make the ultimate decision. He also…

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  • Securing Our Nation From Terrorism
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    Securing Our Nation From Terrorism

    In a town hall meeting, participants spoke about security concerns of U.S. families and the nation following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Among the issues…

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  • Clinton Presidential Pardons
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    Clinton Presidential Pardons

    Justice Department officials testified about the process used by President Clinton in granting pardons before he left office, especially in the case of Marc Rich. Law experts talked about…

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  • Presidential Pardons
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    Presidential Pardons

    Committee members heard testimony about President Clinton’s pardon of financier Mark Rich.

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  • Attorney General Farewell Speech
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    Attorney General Farewell Speech

    After the presentation of colors and the National Anthem, Justice Department officials praised Attorney General Janet Reno. She delivered her farewell speech to department employees. Music…

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  • Keeping Children Safe
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    Keeping Children Safe

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  • Hate Crimes at the Milliennium
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    Hate Crimes at the Milliennium

    The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed the rise of hate groups,…

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  • Hate Crimes Legislation
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    Hate Crimes Legislation

    President Clinton and others urged lawmakers to adopt hate crimes legislation which included gender, sexual orientation and disability following a Justice Department report showing that…

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  • The Death Penalty
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    The Death Penalty

    Attorney General Reno and Mr. Holder spoke to reporters about the results of a study on federal death penalty cases. Ms. Reno said that she was “sorely troubled” by racial disparities in…

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  • Diallo Civil Rights Suit
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    Diallo Civil Rights Suit

    Mr. Holder spoke to reporters about a possible civil rights suit against New York City police officers for shooting Amadou Diallo, who was unarmed at the time of the shooting. A jury in New York…

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  • Terrorist Threats Against the US
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    Terrorist Threats Against the U.S.

    Justice Department officials talked to reporters about the higher risk of possible terrorist attacks in the U.S. during the holiday season and the millennium celebrations. They mentioned…

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  • Children Exposed to Violence
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    Children Exposed to Violence

    Mr. Holder talked about the problem of childhood exposure to violence and abuse. He focused on the effects of exposure to violence at a young age, means of preventing exposure, and taking…

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  • Hate Crimes
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    Hate Crimes

    Attorney General Holder talked about the statistics for 1998 regarding the amount of hate crimes committed in the U.S. He stressed that Americans need to learn tolerance to eliminate hate…

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  • Budget Priorities
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    Budget Priorities

    Secretary Babbit, Secretary Riley, and Deputy Attorney General Holder talked to reporters about the proposed across the board tax cut in the 2000 federal budget. They focused on the impact…

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  • Clemency Decision for FALN Members
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    Clemency Decision for FALN Members

    Justice officials testified about President Clinton’s decision to grant clemency to several Puerto Rican nationalists involved in terrorist incidents in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At…

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  • Hate Crimes at the Milennium
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    Hate Crimes at the Milennium

    Participants discussed the state of justice at the end of the millenium, particularly as it relates to hate crimes. Topics covered included the rise of hate groups, church burnings, and the…

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  • Gun Control and African Americans
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    Gun Control and African Americans

    Officials talked about the need for stricter gun control laws. They said that the most glaring examples of the need could be found within minority communities, noting that these examples…

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