1,215Apr 19, 2013
Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston Marathon ...
988Aug 12, 2011
Taking of Private Property for Public Use
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard from scholars and civil rights on eminent domain abuses. The Justice Department recently brought a lawsuit against the city of Joliet, Illinois, ...
1,264May 13, 2011
Race, Religion, and Disability
Panelists discussed bullying based on race, disability, or religion. Topics included the need for federal law on bullying and First Amendment issues.
508May 13, 2011
Federal and Local Role in Anti-Bullying Measures
Panelists discussed the role of the federal government, states, and local school boards in anti-bullying programs. Tammy Aaberg spoke about her son, who killed himself due to bullying because ...
1,332May 13, 2011
Bullying, Sexual Orientation, and Gender
Advocates, psychologists and lawyers discussed bullying due to sexual orientation and gender. Among the topics they addressed were incidents of bullying in schools, school programs to reduce ...
599May 13, 2011
Federal Agency Anti-Bullying Programs
Education and Justice Department staff talked about anti-bullying efforts at the federal and state level. They also talked about current anti-bullying laws.
304Oct 29, 2010
New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting on a report about the Justice Department’s handling of a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther ...
2,673Sep 24, 2010
New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Allegations, Part 1
Christopher Coates, the former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Right’s Voting Division, testified about charges that the New Black Panther Party intimidated Philadelphia voters in ...
528Sep 14, 2010
Civil Rights in 21st Century
Scholars discussed how racial discrimination in the U.S. has changed over the years. They talked about a number of topics including gains made by African-Americans in education, civic ...
2,207Jul 1, 2010
Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses ...
455Jul 16, 2009
Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Minority Issues Panel
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter.
207Dec 12, 2008
Use of English in the Workplace
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a meeting which included presentations on the issue of employers specifying English as the common language of the workplace. Employers argue that it can ...
791Apr 4, 2008
Illegal Immigration and African American Workers
The commission heard testimony about the impact of illegal immigration on the wages and job opportunities of African American workers. Topics included statistics of illegal immigration and ...
491Jan 12, 2006
Alito Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 4
A panel of legal experts testified about the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the topics they addressed were his qualifications for office, past experience as a ...
146Sep 15, 2005
Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 3
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William ...
25Nov 18, 2004
Commissioner Kirsanow’s speech topic was, “Racial Rebellion: The End of the Victim/Grievance Movement.” He is the newest member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, appointed ...
24Sep 17, 2004
Voting and Election Reform
Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting voters. They addressed problems with absentee ballots, ...
28Apr 9, 2004
2004 Elections and Civil Rights
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics addressed were new voting systems, voter identification requirements, ...