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    Brady Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Clinton, joined by Jim and Sarah Brady and a number of congressional leaders, signed the long-debated Brady Bill. The Brady Bill creates a five-day waiting period for a background check on…

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    Texas Cult Standoff Part 1

    The committee heard testimony from the attorney general on the actions of the government concerning the siege of an armed religious cult near Waco, Texas last month. The government’s siege of the cult,…

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    Oklahoma City National Memorial Dedication

    On the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, President Clinton and other officials dedicated a national memorial to the…

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    Oklahoma City Bombing

    In a prepared statement, President Clinton said the bombing in Oklahoma City this morning was an attack on innocent children and defenseless citizens. “It was an act of cowardice, and it was evil. The…

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    Public Health Policy

    Several former surgeons general discussed public health policy challenges facing the nation. They also examined the role of surgeons general in forming public health policy and how this was…

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    School Shootings in Colorado

    Attorney General Janet Reno talked to reporters about the reaction of Jefferson County, CO, to a school shooting which left 15 students dead. She praised officials involved for their…

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    Tobacco Industry Lawsuits

    Attorney General Reno and Mr. Ogden told reporters that the Justice Department would file a lawsuit against tobacco companies for conspiring to defraud and mislead the public about the…

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    The Clinton Presidency: Officials

    The second day of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope" began with a panel of three former top officials from the…

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    Abortion Clinic Access Bill Signing

    President Clinton joined Vice President Gore, Attorney General Reno, and several members of the House and Senate to sign the Abortion Clinic Access Bill into law. The bill stiffens punishment of those who…

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    September 11 Commission: Intelligence

    Former administration law enforcement officials testified about intelligence gathering by the Justice Department and the FBI prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.,…

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    Legal Issues

    Ms. Reno talked about legal issues in the criminal justice system. Among the topics she addressed were the treatment of detainees in terrorism investigations, prosecution of terrorist…

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    Capital Punishment

    Following a dramatic performance of “The Exonerated” dealing with issues surrounding the application of the death penalty, former death row inmates talked about their cases, their…

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    Nationwide Election Reform

    Participants talked about various proposals to reform election laws and procedures across the nation. Among the issues they addressed were setting national standards, local and regional…

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    Constitution Society Opening

    Leaders of the legal community addressed the kickoff event of the American Constitution Society (formerly the Madison Society), a new national organization working to transform the legal…

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    Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

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    Justice Issues

    Janet Reno, former Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, spoke in her hometown of Miami. In one of her first public speeches since leaving office, she talked about youth crime and…

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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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    Justice Department Weekly Briefing

    Attorney general Reno answered questions from reporters about the transition process and how it might affect several on-going cases including the tobacco settlement and the Microsoft case.

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    Brady Bill Signing 7th Anniversary

    President Clinton and other administration officials marked the anniversary of the Brady Bill and spoke about the continued need for stricter gun control laws.

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    Justice Department Weekly Briefing

    Attorney General Reno spoke to reporters about the contested presidential election in Florida and about allegations of civil rights violations in the election. She said that the Justice…

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