The House Judiciary Committee has spent much of its time debating immigration bills that would strip away protections for immigrants. The post The Only Immigration Bill To Clear House Judiciary This Year Is Anti-Immigrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has apparently had enough of what he sees as the pro-amnesty mentality at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In response to a panel which includes...Show More Summary
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week, addressing the nonenforcement of the laws. In Turley’s words: “We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis with sweeping implications for our system of government. There has been a massive gravitational shift of authority to the Executive Branch that […]
Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee on the topic of “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.” Turley expressed concern that “We are in the midst of
Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley says a "massive gravitational shift" of power to the presidency has created a "constitutional crisis" for the U.S. In his testimony at a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Turley said this...Show More Summary
This week is “Stop Government Abuse Week” on Capitol Hill, and House Republicans are focusing on passing 12 bills designed to do just that. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing, this morning to address the president's escalating executive overreaches. Show More Summary
In less than three hours, I'll be testifying to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Administrative Law. The subject of the hearing is the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act (BATSA) of 2013, H.R. Show More Summary
The House Judiciary Panel is holding a special hearing today to see if the president went over the line of the US Constitution to advance his agenda. ENFORCING THE PRESIDENT’S CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE LAWS You can watch … Continue reading ?
This morning I will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee at 10 am. (I hope to post other stories after I return from Congress this afternoon) The hearing is entitled “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws” and will explore the options for Congress in resisting the encroachment of executive power. […]
Unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain are one step closer to protection from gruesome death by dismemberment abortion in West Virginia. The House Judiciary Committee passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 4588) Friday afternoon on a voice vote. Now that H.B. 4588 is out of Judiciary, the bill will go to […]
Story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- which I won't link because of a particularly annoying and hard to get rid of pop-up ad -- says that House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will hold...
The USA Freedom Act, designed to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA) dragnet, has been parked in the Judiciary Committee since October. Committee chairmen are waiting for a reactions and recommendations from the White House. The...Show More Summary
In a prelude to what is expected to be approval by the full House, South Dakota’s House Judiciary Committee today voted 9-3 to approve HB 1162 which would ban sex-selection abortions. As South Dakota Right to Life explained on its Facebook account, the bill “will provide protections to the unborn and women being coerced into […]
Old-man winter spared the nation's capital the crippling blow it dealt to the Northeast last week, which turned out to be a very good thing for NSA critics. That meant that the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on surveillance reform went on as planned, and it was a doozy for Obama administration witness, Deputy Attorney General James Cole. Rep. Show More Summary
The bipartisan Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act passed the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 5 by a voice vote. This is a show of strong support for the bill, H.R. 2919, by Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Steve Cohen (D-TN). "Lawsuits are stil...
After a successful vote yesterday from the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee, the full state House of Representatives is set to consider legislation next week that encourages out-of-court settlements in Rhode Island Commerce Corp.'s...Show More Summary
The good folks over at EFF have a good review of the House Judiciary Committee's recent hearing on the scope of fair use, which we discussed earlier. It's a good read, but there's one note towards the end which is really incredible.Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held yet another hearing concerning copyright and possible copyright reform, this time, focusing on fair use. As in the past, the Judiciary Committee continues to set up these hearings in a way that they think is "balanced" but which basically just guarantees people will disagree with each other. Show More Summary
Hearing on Fair Use, House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Internet/IP Rep. Coble (subcommittee chair): Fair use is important. North Carolina universities rely on copyright law and on fair use. Fair use’s strength is its ambiguity/freedom for courts, but also its greatest weakness in the digital era. Show More Summary
In an oblique plug for an abortion ban, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, advocates runaway population growth as a solution to job creation. Regardless of the merits of abortion, Goodlatte's cheerleading stance on demographics reflects a detachment from reality, a syndrome unfortunately all too commonplace in Congress. Show More Summary