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Goodlatte: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Opinion 'Good Sign'

The recent court opinion declaring portions of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to be “unconstitutional” bodes well for future litigation against the president’s recent order, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte tells Breitbart News. Show More Summary

Despite Racking Up Three Consecutive Unanimous Votes, FOIA Reform Bill Killed Off By Rep. John Boehner

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

FOIA reform is now truly dead. Earlier this week, it looked as though Sen. Jay Rockefeller might be the one holding the murder weapon. Despite passing unanimously through the House and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rockefeller placed...Show More Summary

Sen. Rockefeller Sitting On FOIA Improvement Act, Despite Two Unanimous Votes In Favor Of Passage

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A FOIA reform bill that sailed through both the House (410-0) and the Senate Judiciary Committee (again with a unanimous vote) is currently stalled, having gone nowhere for the past two weeks thanks to Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The Freedom...Show More Summary

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Passes in Michigan House

The Michigan House Judiciary committee and House of Representatives passed a bill today providing protections for people with sincerely held religious beliefs. The bill, HR-5958 The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, will now move to the state Senate to be examined according to the Detroit Free Press. Show More Summary

Why we’re not going to see cameras in the courtroom anytime soon

3 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

A House of Representatives hearing Wednesday on having cameras in U.S. courtrooms confirmed that, as Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) put it, opinions on the matter are "strongly and sincerely held." It's just that those opinions are diametrically opposed to one another, which helps explain why it's unlikely we're going to see cameras in […]

Report: Exec Amnesty Cleans the Slate of Most Under Deportation Orders

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reported that the president's executive action on immigration would clean the slate for "the vast majority" of the 900,000 illegal immigrants who "are under deportation orders and...Show More Summary

GOP Rep: Immigration Hearing Protestors Show 'Disrespect for This Country And Its Rules And Its Laws'

The pro-amnesty activists who interrupted and chanted during Tuesday afternoon’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions were self-defeating and disrespectful, according to at least one of the members on the panel. Show More Summary

House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing On 'Unconstitutionality' Of Executive Actions

When Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the “unconstitutionality” of President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced Friday. Show More Summary

Congressman suggests building moat around White House

Rep. Steven Cohen (D-Tenn.) broached the idea to Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy at a House Judiciary Committee meeting.

Acting Secret Service Director ‘Confident’ He Can Restore Faith in Agency

Joseph Clancy addressed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, noting the failures that have led to public mistrust in the agency

Patent reform is likely in 2015. Here’s what it could look like

last monthTechnology : GigaOM

The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), said on Tuesday that a bipartisan bill to fix America's dysfunctional patent system failed this spring after it ran into…

Telework abuse hearing: ‘It’s stealing from the American people’

A former U.S. Attorney now on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday chastised the government’s top patent official for failing to fire or severely discipline most patent examiners who have been found to have committed time and attendance fraud. “It’s theft,” Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), a former federal prosecutor, told patent commissioner Margaret Focarino at the […]

NSA Reform Drifts Sideways In The Senate

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

According Senate sources speaking to The Hill, the White House would prefer to not pass NSA reform in the coming lame duck Congressional session. Current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy is trying to press forward with a vote on the bill that he authored — the USA FREEDOM Act — this year. The legislation has attracted approbation from… Read More

Issa, Grassley: Botched Handling Of Border Grenade Walking Endangered American Lives

On October 30, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) released a statement regarding the Arizona US Attorney's Office's reluctance...Show More Summary

Is President Obama Planning To Bring Non-Citizens To The U.S. For Ebola Treatment?

Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received “information from within the administration” that President Obama’s administration may be pursuing plans to bring non-US citizens that are suffering from the Ebola virus to the United States for treatment. Show More Summary

Question of the Day: Does Obama Plan to Flood America With Ebola Patients?

From Fox anchor Megyn Kelly to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee: So do you believe that the administration is planning on bringing Ebola patients from overseas here to America? Yes, that's an actual question, and I probably don't have to tell you what Goodlatte's answer is. Show More Summary

Comm. Chair: ‘Increasing Evidence’ Foreign Ebola Patients Coming to US

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) reported there is “increasing evidence” that the Obama administration is planning to bring foreign Ebola patients into the US for treatment on Monday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Boehner, Goodlatte: 'Shocking' WH Admits Obama Delaying Illegal Executive Amnesty for Politics

In a joint statement released Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte slammed the Obama administration for delaying executive actions on immigration reform until after the midterm elections. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania LGBT Hate Crimes Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee: VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A bill that would amend Pennsylvania's hate crimes statues to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity passed the House Judiciary Committee today 19-4. Tweeted Rep. Brendan Boyle, who introduced the bill back in 2013: Passage of my legislation...

Delay in Executive Action on Immigration Does Not Change GOP Culpability on Immigration

By: House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-16) In the wake of the President's announcement that executive action on immigration...Show More Summary

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