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Judicial independence.

Many Leagues continue to participate in the Safeguarding U.S. Democracy: Promoting an Independent Judiciary project funded by the Open Society Institute. The LWVEF has recently approved two exciting new efforts, as well. The LWV of South Hampton and Norfolk Roads, VA, has launched the year-long Judicial Education and Awareness Project (JEAP) to provide these communities with comprehensive exposure to such issues as the separation of powers, checks and balances, and the importance of protecting a fair and independent judiciary. The two target populations are at-risk youth and the community at-large. The second project, spearheaded by the LWV of Georgia, is a comprehensive and far reaching public education campaign to educate the Georgian electorate about the importance of an independent judiciary. The LWVEF also has submitted a renewal grant proposal to the Open Society Institute for funding through August 2009.

The League will join The Constitution Project in sponsoring a series of activities to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17, 2007. Grants and experts on the Constitution will be available to support the activities of participating Leagues.

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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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