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  • AntiTerrorism Legislation
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    Anti-Terrorism Legislation

    The participants announced the formation of a new organization, Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, to seek congressional review of the most intrusive provisions of the Patriot Act. It…

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  • Muslim American Civil Rights
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    Muslim American Civil Rights

    Rep. Conyers, House Judiciary Committee ranking member, and other civil rights advocates held a citizens' hearing on the status of civil rights and civil liberties after the September 11, 2001…

    222 views
  • The Patriot Act
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    The Patriot Act

    The guests talked about President Bush’s call for additional Patriot Act provisions. They also discussed the effectiveness of the Patriot Act in the war on terror. Ms. Toensing argued that…

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  • Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns
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    Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns

    Civil rights activists and privacy advocates spoke about new airline security surveillance techniques and potential invasion of privacy as a result of new technology and regulations. Among…

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  • Conservatives and the Federal Courts
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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the federal…

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  • Election 2002  What Should We Expect
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    Election 2002 - What Should We Expect?

    Participants talked about the 2002 elections and its potential impact on African-American broadcasters and the African-American community. Among the topics they addressed were voter…

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  • Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis
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    Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis

    At the American Bar Association’s 2002 annual meeting, panelists discussed the effect of civil liberties in the wake of September 11. They answered questions from the audience throughout…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The guests debated the possible effects of campaign finance reform legislation that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. They answered questions from members of the…

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  • ML King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony
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    M.L. King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony

    Through a variety of presentations and performances, participants honored the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr and talked about the state of civil rights and race relations.

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  • AntiTerrorism and Civil Liberties
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    Anti-Terrorism and Civil Liberties

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  • Civil Liberties Issues
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    Civil Liberties Issues

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  • News Review
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    News Review

    Ms. Murphy and Mr. Bauer discussed the news of the day, including U.S. foreign policy and abortion. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

    17 views
  • Police Misconduct Attorneys Panel
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    Police Misconduct: Attorneys Panel

    Attorneys talked about the problem of police brutality. Among the topics they addressed were racial profiling, treatment of minorities by police departments, recent tensions over charges of…

    223 views
  • AfricanAmerican Voters in the 2000 Elections
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    African-American Voters in the 2000 Elections

    Following a press conference proposing a voters' bill of rights, participants talked about reforming ballots, voter participation, disenfranchisement during the 2000 elections, and future…

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  • Law Enforcement Accountability
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    Law Enforcement Accountability

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

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  • Law Enforcement Accountability
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    Law Enforcement Accountability

    Participants discussed the problem of racial profiling among some law enforcement officials. They focused on the disproportionate number of African-Americans in prison and the negative…

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  • Effects of Campaign Contribution Limits
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    Effects of Campaign Contribution Limits

    Participants discussed campaign finance reform. They claimed that although the original 1974 law had accomplished much to combat political corruption, decisions since then, including the…

    316 views
  • Police Brutality in Minority Communities
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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

    249 views
  • Pressing Civil and Human Rights
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    Pressing Civil and Human Rights

    Panelists discussed the complicated nature of advocating for human and civil rights in other nations. They talked about plans of action and ways in which the government can campaign for…

    24 views
  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

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