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Monitor Weekly - July 30, 2010

The Leadership Conference Education Fund July 30, 2010

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds House Passage of the Fair Sentencing Act

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights applauded the House of Representatives' passage of the Fair Sentencing Act on July 28. In a statement, President and CEO Wade Henderson said:

"Today's vote of the House of Representatives approving the Fair Sentencing Act to reduce disparities in cocaine sentencing represents a significant step forward for greater fairness in our criminal justice system and, hopefully, the start of a more rational approach to dealing with our nation's drug laws.

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Judge Halts Sections of the Arizona Immigration Law (S.B. 1070)

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday, July 28, preventing Arizona from implementing sections of controversial immigration law S.B. 1070. The injunction will stand until the courts have the ability to review the case in its entirety.  Other parts of the law took effect Thursday.

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Census Telephone Assistance Line Closes July 30

The U.S. Census Bureau is reminding the public that on Friday, July 30, it will discontinue its toll-free telephone assistance line. The bureau reports that more than 130,000 people have completed their 2010 Census questionnaire over the phone.

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