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    Gerald Ford (2001)

    President Gerald Ford was honored for his courage in making a controversial decision of conscience to pardon former President Richard M. Nixon. On September 8, 1974, President Ford granted a “full, free and absolute pardon” to former President Nixon “for all offenses against the United States which he...has committed or may have committed or taken ...

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    Cory Booker 2008

    When Cory A. Booker, 39, took the oath of office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006, he assumed the leadership of a city plagued by crime and economic blight. Booker immediately launched a “100-Day Plan” to improve public safety, develop the economy, and reform city government. Among his early reforms were a reorganization of the...

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    James Florio (1993)

    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    Nickolas Murnion (1998)

    Garfield County Attorney Nickolas Murnion successfully prosecuted Montana's fiercely anti-government “Freemen” for advocating terrorism, and rallied his small community to stand up to the extremist hate group. In March 1994, the Freemen posted a $1 million bounty for the arrest and conviction of Murnion and several others who were involved in the f...

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    Lisa Madigan 2005

    When she took her oath of office in 2003, Lisa Madigan became the first woman ever to hold the position of Illinois Attorney General. At the age of 39, she serves as the state’s chief consumer advocate and law enforcement officer. Ms. Madigan has spearheaded efforts leading to the passage of more than 30 legislative initiatives since she took offic...

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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    Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino Addresses New Americans at JFK Library Ceremony (May 21, 2002)
    0/21/2002

    Boston, MA- Larry Lucchino, CEO of the Boston Red Sox and son of Italian immigrants, addressed 103 new Americans today as they took the naturalization oath at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. The Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts, presided over the ceremony. The U.S. Department of Justice, I...

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    Fitzgerald Family Bible to be Open in Celebration of St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2003)
    0/17/2003

    Boston, MA—In celebration of the nation’s immigrant tradition, on Monday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and to mark the 40th anniversary of President Kennedy’s trip to Ireland, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will open for the first-time to the press the Fitzgerald family bible. The bible contains a handwritten chron...

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    Obama and the Supreme Court
    11/18/2012

    New Yorker writer and legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, will discuss his new book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court with Harvard Law professor David Barron.

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