Category: Hate Crime

May 29, 2007

New Hate Crime Law Passed In The House – Heads For Senate

Filed under: Hate Crime - 29 May 2007

The House has finally passed the measure that is meant to expand the 1968 federal hate crimes law. It is likely that the Senate will also pass the measure, but President Bush still promises to veto the legislation.

While …

May 15, 2007

Thoughts on Conservative Objections to Hate-Crime Bill

Filed under: Hate Crime - 15 May 2007

I’m thinking a little more about the new hate-crime legislation, trying to understand conservative concerns over it. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is worried that the new bill will target people with traditional Christian values and possibly punish them for …

Controversy Over Hate-Crime Bill Continues

Filed under: Hate Crime - 15 May 2007

Legislation to expand federal hate crime laws is proceeding at a clip, and controversy over the matter rages. The original law, passed in 1968, gives federal authorities jurisdiction to prosecute violent crimes committed against people on the grounds of …

May 3, 2007

Expanding Hate Crimes

Filed under: Hate Crime - 03 May 2007

Now Congress wants to expand a federal hate-crime law, and the White House wants to veto the expansion. It’s another battle between liberals and conservatives, with neither side really listening to the other.

After the 1968 …