4,644Jun 13, 2000
DNA Testing and the Death Penalty
Witnesses testified about two competing bills designed to ensure the accuracy of convictions in which the death penalty was imposed. The proposed legislation focused on the use of DNA tests and ...
391Jul 11, 2000
The Future of Digital Music
Witnesses testified about new technologies for the dissemination of copyrighted music online, especially the Internet websites like MP3.com and the more recent controversial ...
336Apr 14, 1999
Kosovo Refugee Situation
Refugees from the Kosovo region of Yugoslavia testified to the atrocities committed by Serbian forces who were either killing or forcibly deporting Kosovar Albanians from their homes and ...
265May 10, 1999
TWA Flight 800 Crash Investigation
Witnesses testified about the FBI’s role in the investigation of TWA Flight 800 which exploded soon after takeoff in 1996. The first panel of National Transportation Safety Board officials ...
172Sep 26, 2000
Oversight of the Wen Ho Lee Case
Witnesses testified about the Department of Justice’s handling of the espionage case against nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. They explained how and why the government agreed to a plea ...
147May 24, 1999
Federal Bureau of Prison Oversight
Committee members heard testimony about the operations of Federal Prison Industries. Panel members testified about the participation of inmates in prison industries and their pay. They ...
146Nov 4, 1999
MCI Worldcom / Sprint Merger
Witnesses testified about a potential merger between MCI Worldcom and Sprint. Among the issues addressed were the state of competition in long-distance telephone service, consumer protection ...
136Jul 26, 2000
Continuation of the Waco Investigation
Former Senator Danforth, special counsel for the Waco Investigation, testified about the preliminary findings in the investigation of 1993 siege and fire at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, ...
95Oct 20, 1999
Clemency Decision for FALN Members
Justice officials testified about President Clinton’s decision to grant clemency to several Puerto Rican nationalists involved in terrorist incidents in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At ...
94Mar 30, 2000
Police officials and victims of racial profiling testified about the disproportionate number of African-Americans and other minorities who are stopped and searched without probable cause due to ...
89Oct 28, 1999
CBS and Viacom Merger
Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Viacom and CBS. Among the issues they addressed were the growing consolidation of media outlets, maintaining diversity in viewpoint with less ...
87Sep 15, 1999
Presidential Clemency for FALN Prisoners
Witnesses testified both for and against President Clinton’s decision to grant clemency to Puerto Rican nationalists tied to terrorist attacks in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Among the ...
74May 5, 1999
Justice Department Oversight
Attorney General Reno testified about a number of issues including ways to further reduce youth violence, investigations into potential espionage at nuclear research facilities, immigration, and ...
73Jun 27, 2000
1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 2
The Judiciary Committee interrogated Attorney General Reno on her policies related to
investigating Democratic campaign finances. Republicans have demanded that an independent
72Nov 21, 2000
Baseball's Revenue Gap
Witnesses testified about revenue and payroll disparities among several Major League Baseball teams and the state of competition in the league. At issue was a blue ribbon panel report that ...
71Feb 3, 2000
Federal Law Enforcement
Witnesses testified about the strengths and weaknesses of current law enforcement measures and talked about future threats for law enforcement programs. Among the issues they addressed were ...
68Jun 21, 2000
Improving National Instant Background Checks
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the effectiveness of “NIX” electronic
background checks. While some senators and panel members expressed concern that the
66Jun 21, 2000
1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1
Committee members heard testimony concerning the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Democratic Party’s 1996 campaign fundraising tactics. Among those that spoke were ...
64Oct 13, 2000
Oversight of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
Witnesses testified about sentencing guidelines across the U.S. Among the issues they addressed were how the guidelines were being applied, reviews of departures from the guidelines, and the ...
62Sep 14, 1999
Hate Crimes and the Internet
Witnesses testified about hate crimes motivated by information found on hate-related web sites. Among the issues they addressed were the Internet’s power to sway opinion, ways to monitor ...
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