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    Preparations for 2008 Elections

    Witnesses testified about election procedures, voting machine technology, operations by state and local registrars, as well as accuracy and accountability issues in preparation for the 2008…

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    U.S. Attorney Hiring and Dismissals

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the investigation into the firing of the U.S. Attorneys in 2006. Glenn Fine, the Department of Justice Inspector General, in his testimony…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testified about FBI operations. Among the issues he addressed were FBI’s anthrax investigation, allegations of improper collection of information…

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    Electronic Employment Verification

    A hearing was held on proposals to mandate a nationwide electronic employment verification system (EEVS), focusing on protecting U.S. workers from unintended consequences of EEVS errors…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Mukasey testified at a Department of Justice oversight hearing about a number of issues including national security programs and operations, voting rights enforcement and…

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    Constitutional Limits of Executive Power

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations” to examine legal and legislative responses to allegations of misconduct and the expansion…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Attorney General Ashcroft and others testified about the Department of Justice’s work and formulation of legal policies for the interrogation and detention of enemy combatants held at…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    A hearing was held about the role Bush administration lawyers played in creating, developing, and implementing interrogation policies for the war on terrorism of detainees in U.S. custody and control.…

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    Competition on the Internet

    The House Judiciary Committee Antitrust and Competition Policy Task Force held a hearing on competition on the Internet in such areas as online advertising, online search, and web platform…

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    Online Sales of Prescription Drugs

    A hearing was held to examine the increasing use of prescription controlled substances by teenagers and others for non-medical purposes, which has been exacerbated by the ease of obtaining…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about the role of administration lawyers in the formulation of detainee interrogation policy at Guantanamo Bay. Questions focused on the witnesses' participation in the drafting of legal…

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    CIA Leak Investigation

    Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan testified about reported efforts to cover up the role of the White House in leaking the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson as a Central Intelligence Agency covert operative.…

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    Fair Housing Act Enforcement

    A hearing was held to evaluate the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to curtail discrimination in…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Witnesses testified about prisoner treatment at detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as authorization of enhanced interrogation techniques by U.S. government officials. Among the topics they…

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    Guantanamo Bay and Interrogation Rules

    Legal scholars testified about the detention to terror suspects by the U.S., treatment of detainees, and legal opinions received by the Bush administration on interrogation methods for detainees. The…

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    Delta-Northwest Merger

    The House Judiciary Committee’s Taskforce on Competition Policy and Antitrust Laws held a hearing titled, “Competition in the Airline Industry” to examine the recently announced Delta Air…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigations Oversight

    FBI Director Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing on law enforcement operations and practices at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Among the topics he addressed were warnings…

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    Corporate Settlement Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the use of pre-trial prosecution agreements and deferred prosecution in corporate crime cases. Topics included the benefits and detriments of the agreements, the…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    Witnesses testified about federal mandatory minimum laws for crack cocaine. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack to trigger the five- and ten-year mandatory…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Mukasey testified at an oversight hearing of his department. Topics included the politicization of the Justice Department, waterboarding and torture, selective prosecution,…

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