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  • Campaign Finance and the Voter Registration
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    Campaign Finance and the Voter Registration

    Witnesses reviewed the Citizens United decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited funds in political campaigns, and the effects of recent voter identification laws on low income…

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  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism
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    Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism

    Witnesses testified about hate violence and violent extremism, as well as the threat posed by domestic extremists in the United States. The hearing was held after a violent attack on a Sikh…

    2,208 views
  • Civics Education in Schools
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    Civics Education in Schools

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics through her iCivics organization. Some of the other issues she addressed were state election of judges, public…

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  • Racial Profiling
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    Racial Profiling

    Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target…

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  • Deceptive Practices in Federal Elections
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    Deceptive Practices in Federal Elections

    Civil rights advocates and election law scholars testified on legislation introduced by Senator Charles Schumer that imposes criminal penalties on deceptive practices and voter intimidation…

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  • Justice Department Oversight
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on national security leaks and the government’s “Fast and Furious” operation aimed at arresting members of drug cartels.…

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  • FBI Oversight
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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Director Mueller confirmed that the FBI had launched an investigation into leaks about an al-Qaida bomb plot aboard a U.S.-bound…

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  • Homeland Security Oversight
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    Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. In her remarks and answers to questions she addressed a number of issues, including…

    3,123 views
  • Constitutionality of Arizonas Immigration Law
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    Constitutionality of Arizona's Immigration Law

    Current and former Arizona state officials testified on the constitutionality of their state’s immigration law and its impact on the state’s Latino community. Following the end of the hearing,…

    3,682 views
  • Review of the Freedom of Information Act
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    Review of the Freedom of Information Act

    Witnesses testified on how best to protect critical infrastructure information throughout our government, while at the same time safe-guarding the public’s right to know.

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  • Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference
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    Racial Profiling Hearing News Conference

    Following a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on racial profiling, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a news conference on his legislation, the “End Racial Profiling Act.” Following…

    523 views
  • Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens
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    Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens

    Henry Schuelke, the attorney investigating the prosecution of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In his final report he said Justice Department officials…

    637 views
  • Cameras in the Supreme Court Legislation
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    Cameras in the Supreme Court Legislation

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to require the Supreme Court to permit video recording and broadcast of all open court proceedings. The bill provided that justices could disallow cameras…

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  • Constitutional Role of Judges
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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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  • Express ScriptsMedco Health Solutions Merger
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    Express Scripts-Medco Health Solutions Merger

    Antitrust attorneys, consumer advocates, and the heads of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions testified on the proposed merger between the the two benefit management companies

    531 views
  • Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts
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    Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts

    Witnesses testified on the cost-effectiveness of drug and veterans treatment courts.

    260 views
  • FBI Oversight
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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI operations. Topics included the impact on FBI programs in the defense authorization bill, domestic anti-terrorism efforts, and his…

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  • Cameras in the Supreme Court
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    Cameras in the Supreme Court

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Durbin and Grassley mandating the Supreme Court televise its open proceedings.…

    1,739 views
  • Oversight of Google
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    Oversight of Google

    Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google Books,…

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  • Justice Department Oversight
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. In his opening statement Mr. Holder addressed the controversy surrounding the Fast and Furious Operation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives…

    5,949 views
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