Sunshine Act Notice
On January 7, 2010 (75 FR 969) the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced a business meeting to be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Commission's headquarters. On Friday, January 15, 2010 the Commission's General Counsel, David Blackwood, and Solicitor, Emma Monroig, certified that portions of the meeting were appropriate to be closed pursuant to exemptions 9 and 10 of 45 CFR 702.53. A majority of the Commissioners present voted to close portions of the meeting pursuant to this certification. The Presiding Officer, Chairman Gerald Reynolds, issued a statement setting forth the time and location of the closed meeting and the persons present in closed session. A complete verbatim transcript and/or electronic recording of the closed proceedings will be maintained by the Commission.
Hearing on the Department of Justice's Actions Related to the New Black Panther Party Litigation and Its Enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act
Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of the Civil Rights Commission Amendments Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 1975a, and 45 CFR 702.3, that public hearings before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will commence on Friday, February 12, 2010, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST in Washington, DC at the Commission's offices located at 624 Ninth Street, NW., Room 540, Washington, DC 20425. An executive session not open to the public may be convened at any appropriate time before or during the hearing.