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  • Domestic Violence and the Judiciary
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    Domestic Violence and the Judiciary

    The subcommittee heard testimony on trials involving domestic violence cases, specifically battered wives who are charged with killing or assaulting their husbands. The subcommittee is…

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  • Freedom of Choice Act
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    Freedom of Choice Act

    The committee heard testimony during the markup of H.R. 25, the Freedom of Choice Act. H.R. 25 would codify the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the decision that legalized abortion in all…

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  • Independent Counsel on US Aid for Iraq
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    Independent Counsel on U.S. Aid for Iraq

    The committee heard testimony from current and former members of the Bush administration in the second of a series of hearings investigating U.S. economic aid to Iraq prior to Iraq’s invasion of…

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  • Kidnapping Suspects Abroad
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    Kidnapping Suspects Abroad

    The subcommittee examined the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 1989 opinion of the Justice Department that affirmed the right of the FBI and DEA to kidnap…

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  • Civil Rights Division Reauthorization
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    Civil Rights Division Reauthorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation that would reauthorize funding for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division. Witnesses included the assistant attorney general for civil…

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  • Access to Abortion Clinic Entrances
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    Access to Abortion Clinic Entrances

    The subcommittee heard testimony on H.R. 1703, legislation that would set up a civil cause of action for patients and employees of clinics that conduct abortions against persons who…

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  • Police Misconduct
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    Police Misconduct

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the issue of police misconduct. Following the riots that broke out during the previous week after four white police officers in Los Angeles were…

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  • Freedom of Choice Act
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    Freedom of Choice Act

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  • US Telecommunications Industry
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    U.S. Telecommunications Industry

    The witnesses discussed the future of the telecommunications industry, and spoke about their ideas for regulation and reform.

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  • Immigration Policy
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    Immigration Policy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on U.S. immigration policies concerning refugees from Haiti and Cuba. Earlier in the week, the U.S. Coast Guard began returning Haitian refugees to Haiti…

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  • ATT Breakup
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    AT&T Breakup

    The committee heard testimony on the results of the 1982 federal court decision requiring the giant telephone corporation AT&T to divest its local operating companies and maintain itself…

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  • Omnibus Crime Control Legislation
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    Omnibus Crime Control Legislation

    The subcommittee heard testimony in another of a series of hearings on the 1991 Crime bill. Specifically, the subcommittee investigated methods of improving community-authority relations by putting…

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  • Civil Rights Division Authorization
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    Civil Rights Division Authorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Mr. Dunne on the budget request and performance of the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice during the Bush administration. A watchdog group,…

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  • Police Brutality
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    Police Brutality

    The committee heard testimony on police brutality and the Bush Administration’s actions to eliminate the excessive use of force by police authorities. The hearings were held in part because of a March 3, 1991…

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