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    Labor Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Pence swore in Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor in the vice president’s ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

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    Race-Based College Admissions Policies

    Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Fisher v. University of Texas decision that reconsidered racial preferences in college admissions. They talked about how universities could craft…

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    Immigration Policy and the Hispanic Workforce

    Panelists talked about immigration policy, the U.S. economy, and the impact of national policies on local populations. Among the issues they addressed were unemployment rates, the role of…

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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…

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    Torture Indictment

    Officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security spoke to the a press on an indictment of Roy Belfast, Jr. (a.k.a. Charles Taylor, Jr.) by a Florida grand jury…

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    Emmitt Till Case Reopening

    Assistant Attorney General Acosta announced that the Justice Department and the Mississippi district attorney for the 4th Judicial District are reopening the investigation of the 1955 murder of…

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    Federal Government and Religious Organizations

    The panelists debated the complexities of the proper relationship between government and religion. They talked about the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and its…

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    Judiciary Nominations Hearing

    The committee considered two nominations for assistant attorney general positions. Mr. Bryant was nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, and Mr. Acosta was nominated…

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    Judicial Activism

    A press conference was held to announce the founding of Project on the Judiciary, a judicial monitoring group. Members of the advisory panel and others briefed reporters on the purposes of…

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