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    or to revoke the DEA registration of, a physician who has assisted in a suicide in compliance with Oregon law" [page 4]. The attorney general added that the DEA could act against physicians in states that have not legalized assisted suicide, and even in Oregon when "a physician fails to comply with state procedures in doing so." By ruling that the DEA would actively help Oregon enforce its policy of authorizing some assisted suicides while forbidding others, Ms. Reno made a congressional response

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    An Overview of the Impeachment Proceedings of William J. Clinton The impeachment trial of President Clinton originated from a civil lawsuit filed in 1994 by Paula Jones. Jones alleged that in 1991 Governor Clinton asked a state trooper to bring her up to his room at Excelsior Hotel, where she alleged he dropped his trousers and asked her to "kiss it" (Chronology of the Paula Jones Case, BBC, January, 1998). The case made it to the Supreme Court because of the President's request to delay the

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    Sonia Sotomayor: Judicial Activist?

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    by President Barack Obama. After extensive Senate hearings by the Committee on the Judiciary, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the United States Senate with a 68 to 31 vote on August 6th, 2009. (Supreme Court) Although it was clear that Republicans had no intention to filibuster the nomination, partisan lines were clearly divided both during the committee hearings and illustrated in the Senate votes. However, due to the Democratic Majority in the Senate, it was clear that Sotomayor would be confirmed

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    provisions in the Constitution, America is supposed to be a “land of opportunity,” but with this clause it demonstrates the opposite. People leave their country of birth and come to America in search of the opportunities that are portrayed in the United States. Many foreign born people do not only leave their homeland behind, but they also leave their families behind. The reason for which they leave their homeland and come to America is because they believe they will be treated fairly and they will be

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    The Internet: A Free and Anonymous Place

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    Telecommunications Act of 1996. Known as the Communications Decency Act, it called for any “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent, with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass another person” aimed at a minor to be punishable by law (United States, 81). The intent was righteous enough: do not let minors come into contact with bad material until they are ready for it. In 1997 ruling for Reno c. ACLU, the Supreme Court declared that the act went against the First Amendment and was thereby

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    The Watergate Scandal

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    for private purposes. On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested at 2:30 a.m. They were caught trying to "bug" the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington D.C. When the police caught the men, they were in the office of Larry O'Brien. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee, whose job was to aid political candidates in the Democratic party get elected. In 1972, O'Brien's main priority was to help the Democratic candidate

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    Impeachment is a long lengthy process where member of the House and the Senate are the decision as to if a president is allowed to stay in office after doing something seen to be unethical in their eyes. The House votes on the inquiry of an impeachment (The History Place - Presidential Impeachment Proceedings. (n.d.). The Judiciary Committee will then execute an investigation to see if enough evidence is provided deciding what charges supports their evidence (The History Place - Presidential Impeachment

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    number that begins with H.R for House of Representatives or S for Senate. After the bill is introduced it is sent to committee. The committee isn’t forced to act on a bill, the only way for a member to get the bill out of committee to use a discharge petition. The committee may hold discussions regarding bill. The bill is looked over, it can be changed, things may be added to it or taken away, or it will go through as is. If committee takes no action towards the bill or decides it doesn’t fit, a decision

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    senator. Her campaign was not doing so well but with the help of donations by women and Eva Newbold: , private companies she worked her way to the top. She won the election and became one of two women in the Senate at the time. In 1991, a controversy arose. Clarence Thomas was running for a Senate seat when his ex filled sexual abuse charges on him. A hearing was rejected

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    Behind the Watergate Scandal

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    On June 17, 1972, five burglars broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee located inside the Watergate Hotel in Washington. Frank Wills, a night security guard, discovered that the break-in was occurring. “Several office doorknob cylinders were covered with masking tape to hold the doors open”(McConnell 11). As soon as Wills made this discovery, he telephoned the police. The five burglars, carrying electronic gear and photographic equipment, were arrested on site at 2:30 A.M. They

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