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PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Fight Begins This Week

If the House Judiciary Committee keeps to its current schedule, on Thursday it will meet to consider the third version of the USA Freedom Act in the last two years. I’ve seen a very recent draft of the bill, and from my perspective in...Show More Summary

WH: Sen. Chuck Grassley in Washington ‘too long’

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest lashed out at congressional Republicans on Thursday for delaying a confirmation vote for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, suggesting Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Chuck… Click to Continue »

White House calls Grassley comments on Lynch 'duplicitous'

White House spokesman Josh Earnest criticized Sen. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for arguing Democrats could have sought Lynch's confirmation in November or December when Democrats controlled the Senate.

Zeif-geist

last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: Hillary Clinton was fired from the House Judiciary Committee's Watergate investigation by Chief Counsel Jerry Zeifman.

The Perverse Consequences of a Bankrupt Policy

(Editors Note: Today we are running an abridged version of testimony that three major higher education associations have submitted to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, which is holding a hearing this afternoon on the treatment of private student loans in bankruptcy. Show More Summary

WATCH: Florida Republican cuts 10-year-old boy off as he testifies against anti-LGBT ‘revenge’ bill

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Florida state legislator seems to scoff at a 10-year-old boy as he curtails the boy’s testimony against a bill restricting same-sex couples’ adoption rights, Slate reported. Footage from a state House Judiciary Committee shows the boy, Nathaniel Gill, beginning to explain his...

Florida Lawmaker Cuts Off 10-Year-Old With Two Dads Testifying In Support Of Gay Adoption: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Despite concerns about Indiana-style backlash, a Florida House panel on Thursday approved a bill that would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against gays based on their religious convictions. The House Judiciary Committee voted 11-4 along party lines to approve the...

Take Action with HRC Arkansas Against HB 1228

Yesterday the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee passed HB1228 by a vote of eleven to four, with four committee members not voting.

US Bill calls for the protection and preservation of international cultural property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters, and for other purposes.

3 weeks agoArts : ARCAblog

Earlier in March 2015, US lawmakers introduced a Bill, in the 114th Congress, First Session introduced by Representative Eliot L Engel, [D-NY-16] to the House - Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means Committee and...Show More Summary

Georgia House Committee Cancels Meeting On 'Religious Freedom' Bill

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Georgia House Judiciary Committee cancelled a meeting planned for Monday to discuss "religious freedom" legislation amidst a national backlash over a similar law in Indiana. S.B. 129, the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act,...Show More Summary

Is Georgia's Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Bill Quietly Being Killed By State Republicans?

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The fate of Georgia's discriminatory 'religious freedom' bill appears uncertain after a specially called House Judiciary Committee meeting was cancelled Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The committee was to meet at 10 a.m., to likely decide the fate of a...

GEORGIA: House Committee Cancels Meeting On License To Discriminate Bill

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A specially called meeting of the House Judiciary Committee set for Monday was cancelled, leaving the future of the ‘religious liberty’ bill in doubt. The committee was to meet at 10 a.m., to likely decide the fate of a controversial bill for this year. Show More Summary

House Judiciary Committee Will Reconsider Religious Freedom Bill

Just before the House adjourned Friday afternoon for a long weekend, Judiciary Committee Chair Wendell Willard announced that his committee will meet on Monday at 10 AM, presumably to take another stab at finding common ground that will...Show More Summary

Saving RFRA: Compromise is not a Four Letter Word

“Come now, let us reason together.” Isaiah 1:18. The Georgia Religious Liberty Restoration Act (“RFRA”) now sits motionless in the General Assembly’s House Judiciary Committee. Neither dead nor alive. Tabled by its proponents after an amendment they considered a poison pill was added to the bill. Show More Summary

Religious Freedom Bill Does not Survive House Judiciary

After hours of testimony and much back and forth, an amendment offered by Representative Mike Jacobs to add anti-discrimination language passed the committee with a vote of 9-8. The bill was immediately tabled with no dissent. WhileShow More Summary

Your elected officials are now using Jennifer Lawrence gifs to mansplain things to you.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

House Judiciary Committee uses gif-filled listicle to argue against immigration reform. (via judiciary.house.gov, sadly) Are you confused about the enforcement of immigration laws? Would you like the issue mansplained to you using aShow More Summary

Georgia Republicans Would Force Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby to Pay For Abortions

The Georgia House of Representatives is considering the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Speaker of the House, David Ralston, and the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee are deeply opposed to protecting religious liberty....Show More Summary

RFRA Gets a Hearing

Tuesday afternoon, a special subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee conducted a three hour long hearing on Senate Bill 139, the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The committee took introductory testimony from the bill’s sponsor, Senator Josh McKoon, and then an hour’s worth of testimony from supporters and opponents of the measure. Show More Summary

Senate Bill 94: A Sensible Code Update or an Increase in Police Power?

Today, the House will vote on Senate Bill 94. While the bill as originally filed provided guidelines for witness identification in criminal matters, it was changed substantially by the House Judiciary Committee, which substituted the language of House Bill 430 before sending the measure to the floor. Show More Summary

The GIF of Gab: The Mundane Politics of Animated Images

The House Judiciary Committee is only the latest body to use Michael Scott, Emma Stone, and red-headed mermaids to get attention for its messaging.

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