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The Limits of Oversight and the PCLOB

(Update below) Today, the nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) were voted from the Senate Judiciary Committee for full consideration in the Senate. It looks like the Senate is finally going to act to nominate five people to fill this vital oversight board. While this is an important step, it’s also something of a good government scandal and certainly a cautionary tale about the limits of oversight.
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Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General

News : The Two-Way (16 hours ago)

President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber where it is expected to pass. Read Post

Senate Panel Backs Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Industries / Law : Law Blog - (18 hours ago)

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama ’s nominee for attorney general, to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote. The committee approved the nomination of Ms. ... Read Post

Small But Significant Privacy Oversight Institution Almost a Reality After Pathetic Story of Delay

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved president Obama’s nominee, David Medine, as chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. With this step, we are on the cusp of finally seeing this important oversight body b... Read Post

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