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Recognizing The 75Th Anniversary Of The Old Dominion Bar Association May 21, 2015
Robert Scott, D-VA
"The ODBA traces its history to a December 1940 incident where an African American lawyer was asked to move to another section of the law library of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Frederic Charles Carter, Esq. was working in the law library when he was ordered to move to another section because of an alleged new Supreme Court policy limiting African American attorneys to a specific section of the law library. Carter refused to move and the head librarian summoned a police officer to demand Carter see him in his office. Carter later inquired in a letter to the Chief Justice whether the court had indeed issued a new policy relegating African American lawyers to a special section of the law library."
Paying Tribute To The Memory Of Albert Melvin Miller May 21, 2015
Donald Beyer, D-VA
"After earning his JD from Howard University School of Law, Melvin was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and moved to Alexandria in 1958. Early in his Alexandria life, Melvin begin his civil rights activism and community involvement by doing pro bono work on school desegregation issues."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"Mason, though, was also famous for being an author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which was written a decade or so before our Constitution and upon which many things were based. He wrote in the first paragraph of the U.S. Declaration of Independence something similar to what we hear in the Declaration of Independence:"
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 May 19, 2015
Jim Langevin, D-RI
"I also applaud the bill’s investment in critically important undersea capabilities such as the peerless Virginia-class submarines, the Virginia Payload Module, the recapitalization of our national deterrent through the Ohio Replacement Program, and cutting-edge autonomous and unmanned systems."
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act April 27, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"Our last several Presidents have issued annual proclamations declaring January 16 Religious Freedom Day. This date marks the anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. In this year’s proclamation, President Obama said that religious freedom is a fundamental liberty and defined religious freedom as the right of every person to live and practice their faith how they choose. In previous years, President Obama has called religious freedom a universal and natural human right and an essential part of human dignity. President George W. Bush similarly declared that no human freedom is more fundamental than the right to freely practice one’s religious beliefs. President Clinton said that religious freedom is a fundamental human right, a core value of our democracy, and essential to our dignity as human beings."

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