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Friday, July 29, 2005

  • Roberts’ Record on Civil Rights Enters Battle Over Supreme Court Nomination

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    In the ongoing controversy over the Supreme Court nomination of John Roberts, questions are being raised over Roberts’ role in the civil rights debates of the 1980s. During his tenure as Deputy Assistant General under Reagan, Roberts advocated a narrow interpretation of a variety of civil rights laws, and presented a defense of congressional efforts to strip the Supreme Court of jurisdiction over busing, abortion and school prayer cases. We speak with Ralph Neas of People for the American Way and Reverend Jesse Jackson. [includes rush transcript]

  • Irish Republican Army Announces End to Violence

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    The Irish Republican Army Thursday called for all of its volunteers to disarm, effectively ending a 36-year guerilla campaign against the British government. We’ll look at whether this move will really change the fate of Northern Ireland. [includes rush transcript]

  • CAFTA Voting Irregularities

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    After Congress passes CAFTA by one vote in a midnight count, questions are being raised about the process. We speak with the Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch about the GOP leaders’ round-up of House votes to approve trade agreement. [includes rush transcript]