Smith tones down intellectual piracy bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said an online piracy prevention act he's sponsoring would have its most controversial provision removed.

Farmers: Crisis if no undocumented workers

MAITLAND, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Florida farmers warn of a crisis if Washington passes a bill stripping them of their undocumented workforce, which accounts for 75 percent of their workers.

Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants deported

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants were deported in 2010, with an increasing number of deportees convicted criminals, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said.

California squashes local E-Verify laws

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Advocates of a law mandating businesses check on the immigration status of workers in California say they are disappointed the state blocked the local laws.

Business moves to stop immigration bill

MIAMI, July 6 (UPI) -- Business leaders are mobilizing against forcing employers to verify their workers' immigration status, predicting dire effects on farming and tourism.
Miami Cubans fearful of detention bill

Miami Cubans fearful of detention bill

MIAMI, June 22 (UPI) -- Immigration activists in Miami said they are monitoring a bill that would allow convicted foreign nationals to be held indefinitely until they can be deported.
Dems push for review of gun-safety laws

Dems push for review of gun-safety laws

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- House Democrats have made a 180-degree turn on U.S. gun safety, going from no hearings when they ran the House to calling on Republicans to examine gun laws.

Report: ICE raids targeted non-criminals

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Judiciary Committee member Lamar Smith on Wednesday defended the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements' fugitive alien apprehension program.

Louisiana federal judge may be impeached

NEW ORLEANS, June 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives may undertake a rare impeachment trial of a Louisiana federal judge accused of accepting bribes and perjury.

Iraqi officers on the lam in in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi law enforcement and military officers training in the United States for special intelligence programs disappeared or left their posts to seek asylum.

Report: Lawmakers near immigration deal

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. senators involved in closed-door meetings on an overhaul of the country's immigration system say they are approaching an agreement. Sources involved in the negotiations say a deal could include provisions affecting border security and sanctions again

GOP move shelves D.C. voting bill

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- A District of Columbia bid for congressional voting rights has been blocked by a Republican attempt to include gun control in the debate.

Bill would require ISPs to keep user data

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress would require Internet service providers to keep user data.

Online data-broker bill passes in House

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4709, the Law Enforcement and Phone Privacy Protection Act of 2006.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Congress urged to reform patent system

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Microprocessor giant Intel and other firms are urging U.S. Congress to reform the patent system on the grounds it hurts the tech industry.
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Lamar Smith
MIA2001010607 - 06 JANUARY 2001- MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Miami Dolphin runningback Lamar Smith (26) in first half action against the Miami Dolphins January 6, 2002. The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-7 at Pro Player stadium in Miami, Florida. Lamar Smith ran for a record 158 yards. mk/sk/Susan Knowles UPI

Lamar Smith (1892 – August 13, 1955) was a U.S. civil rights figure, black farmer, World War I veteran and an organizer of black voter registration. He was shot to death in broad daylight at close range on the lawn of the Lincoln County courthouse in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Some contemporary reports say there were many white witnesses, including the local sheriff, who saw a white man covered with blood leaving the scene. No witnesses would come forward and the three men who had been arrested went free.

Smith apparently had attended meetings of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), probably the largest civil rights organization in the state. He was also a personal friend of the RCNL's president, Dr. T.R.M. Howard of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Smith's murder was one of several racially motivated attacks in Mississippi during 1955. The other incidents included the murder of George W. Lee, a civil rights leader in Belzoni (May), the killing of Emmett Till, a black teenager visiting from Chicago (August), and the shooting of Gus Courts (December), a civil rights associate of Lee in Belzoni. The Smith case was cited in the NAACP's pamphlet M is for Murder and Mississippi.

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