Constitution and Civil Justice (115th Congress)

On the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Top Democrats to Hold Forum & Introduce a Resolution to Affirm Support for Meaningful Enforcement of the Civil Rights Act

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On Thursday, May 17, the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Democratic leadership will hold a forum to examine current enforcement of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. schools and to announce the introduction of a new resolution to affirm support for disparate impact analysis as an enforcement tool of Title VI under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This comes on the heels of a recent Government ... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.r. 469, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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H.R. 469 Is an Assault on Americans Health, Safety, and Privacy H.R. 469, the “Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017,” would significantly delay the process for ensuring that statutory deadlines established by Congress are enforced to protect Americans from serious harms such as dirty air and water, unsafe products, and reckless behavior by large financial ins... Read more »

FACT SHEET: H.R. 36, THE SO-CALLED “PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT”

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Fact Sheet: H.R. 36, The So-Called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” bans abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill has no health exception and only an extremely narrow exception for cases where a woman’s life is endangered by a physical condition. The bill also has woefully inadequate rape and incest exceptions.... Read more »

Forum Recap: Panelists Voice Strong Concerns about Press Freedom at Bipartisan Forum

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Watch Here On July 24, 2017, Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mark Sanford (R-SC), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) hosted a bipartisan forum on freedom of the press entitled, “The State of Press Freedom in 21st Century America.” The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that “Congress sh... Read more »

Forum on Voting Rights and Privacy under the Pence-Kobach Commission

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Ahead of Trump’s voter commission’s first meeting, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. convened a forum with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and House Judiciary Committee Democrats to examine voting rights and privacy concerns related to recent requests made by the commission’s co-chair, Kansas Secre... Read more »