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Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018

AP: “All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump’s signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out. Legislation dies in the transition from one session of Congress to the next, and unless Trump acted, it would be lost. So the students at New Jersey’s Hightstown High School did what teenagers do: They started tweeting at the president. And not just Trump. They tweeted at his advisers, his staff and even Trump-friendly celebrities whose thousands of followers could carry their message to the White House…”

  • S. 3191 (115th: Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018 – the bill, which focuses on unsolved criminal cases from 1940 until 1980. Introduced: Jul 10, 2018 115th Congress, 2017–2019. Status: Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2019 his bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2019. Law: Pub.L. 115-426

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