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June 09, 1995 - Image 69

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-06-09

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KATHY WINTER TER

for

West Bloomfield School Board

Monday, June 12

Strong Supporter of Public Education

remains of the nation's social and economic problems," said
David Harris, executive director
safety net.
Items such as this have less to of the American Jewish Com-
do with religion than a political, mittee. "Nobody begrudges the
ultra-conservative agenda to dis- Christian Coalition the right to
mantle large chunks of the fed- involve themselves in the politi-
cal debate. The rub is that it
eral government.
The Contract, however, has comes in such a way as to blur
brought about a new brand of distinctions between religion and
coalition-making in Washington, politics."Jewish groups have tra-
ditionally used the framework of
D.C.
At a press conference orga- religious values to guide their ac-
nized by the American Jewish tivity in the political realm, but
Congress last week, representa- have been careful to ensure that
\-, tives of a number of Christian those values did not become offi-
7) and Jewish groups argued that cal doctrine.
But the Christian Coalition
the Christian Coalition has be-
contract, Jewish leaders fear,
come an aggressive
instrument of the most con- goes much further, obscuring the
servative wing of the Republican line between government and
party and that many people of sectarian religion, public policy
faith — Christian as well as Jew- and religious doctrine.
In the months to come, this
ish — reject their call.` 'his 'con-
tract' has to be seen for what it will make opposition to the Con-
principally is — a political re- tract a top priority for most Jew-
H sponse to a set of social, political ish groups. 0

Terrorism Law Stalled

JAMES D. BESSER WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTT

Congress is also interested in
scaling back provisions that allow
the use of military experts to help
local police in cases involving
chemical or biological terrorism.
But Mr. Clinton insisted that
the expanded wiretap authority,
which would enable federal offi-
cials to move wiretaps from ju-
risdiction to jurisdiction without
getting new court approvals, is
necessary because of the dis-
persed, highly mobile nature of
terrorist groups.
The Senate is considering the
administration's proposal and a
competing bill authored by Sen.
Bob Dole, R-Kans., and Sen. Or-
rin G. Hatch, R-Utah. Still to
come is a proposal from Rep.
Henry Hyde, R-Ill., the chair of
the House Judiciary Committee.
The GOP measures include
major new restrictions in the
habeas corpus rights of death-
row inmates — provisions that
do not please many Jewish ac-
tivists, who had hoped for a clean,
tightly focused bill that would
stand up to judicial review.
In his weekly radio address,
President Clinton
President Clinton vigorously de-
The delay was the result of the fended his own proposals and the
enormous complexities of the pro- expanded authority for federal
/- posed legislation — and of the po- agencies that has worried both
litical baggage that increasingly liberals and conservatives. He de-
threatens to weigh the effort nied that his proposals would
threaten constitutional protec-
down.
Last week, President Bill Clin- tions or lead to abuses by feder-
ton lashed out against attempts al authorities.
But hardcore conservatives
to remove several controversial
provisions from his comprehen- and liberals alike worry that both
the administration package and
sive anti-terror proposals.
Before scattering to various va- the legislation proposed by the
cation spots, the Senate turned Republicans may easily lead to
downthe administration's pro- major abuses by the federal gov-
posals for enhanced federal wire- ernment.
tapping authority.

espite promises made in
the emotional aftermath of
the Oklahoma City bomb-
ing, legislators left town for
their Memorial Day holiday last
week without passing laws
aimed at curbing foreign and do-
mestic terrorists.

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