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On the Agenda: Week of June 4-June 8

Rekha Arulanantham,
Litigation Fellow,
ACLU National Prison Project
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June 4, 2012

We have a light week ahead of us, but are planning for a couple events next week.

The ACLU Washington Legislative Office will host a symposium on June 11 commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Plyler v. Doe, the case that ensured equal access to public education to all children, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. It will feature keynote addresses from both Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali.

Also next week, on June 12, the ACLU will release the Human Rights Project’s report on human rights abuses in Puerto Rico – 10 a.m. at the National Press Club. Executive Director Anthony Romero is scheduled to speak along with other presenters, who may include members of Congress.

Tuesday, June 5

Employment: The Paycheck Fairness Act will come to the Senate floor for a cloture vote. You can urge your senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act by taking action here.

Wednesday, June 6

Brady Rule: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on, “Ensuring that Federal Prosecutors Meet Discovery Obligations.”

Thursday, June 7

DOJ Oversight: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a Department of Justice oversight hearing. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify.

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