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Congress Questions 'Jena 6' Lawyers

Congress Questions 'Jena 6' Lawyers

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Lawyers and legal advisers defending the African-American men known as the "Jena 6" testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning. The team was asked about the legal and social circumstances surrounding the allegedly racially motivated attacks in the central Louisiana town.

Guest:

Charles Ogletree, adviser to the legal team defending the Jena 6; executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University

Howard Witt, senior correspondent for The Chicago Tribune