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Wingnut Sheriff: The Real Problem In The Ghetto Is Liberalism

Every wingnut's favorite lawman, Sheriff David Clarke Jr., testified before the House Judiciary committee Tuesday about tensions between the police and the black community. You'll never guess who he blamed for the problems! Clarke criticized...Show More Summary

Breaking News: Key Lawmakers Propose Federal Anti-Cruelty Measure

A group of senior Republicans and Democrats, including key members of the House Judiciary Committee, have introduced the nation's first-ever general federal animal cruelty bill - the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act. The PACT Act (H.R. Show More Summary

MPAA & RIAA Demand DNS Action Against ‘Pirate’ Domains

Following their SOPA defeat three years ago, the MPAA, RIAA and ESA are again arguing that registrars need to take action against domains being used for infringing purposes. The groups told the House Judiciary Committee’s Internet subcommittee that dealing with anonymous domain registrations is also an urgent matter. Show More Summary

Delaware Death Penalty Repeal Falls Short

Delaware's latest attempt to eliminate the death penalty sputtered out Wednesday when a bill abolishing capital punishment failed to clear a House committee. State House Judiciary Committee members voted 6-5 not to send the bill to the full House, The Associated Press reported. Show More Summary

Illinois Legislature Advances Gender Identity Protection Bill

This week the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill that will ensure that transgender people are respected after death. The bill has already passed the House.

What Do Musicians Get Paid For Radio Play? This Chart Show How Messed Up The Current System Is

At a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing with the Register of Copyrights, "Fair Play Fair Pay Act" cosponsor Ted Deutch and the MusicFirst Coalition unveiled an infographic that shows how chaotic and arbitrary the current system has become. _______________________ Do I Get Fair Pay When My Music Gets Played On...

House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance

The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week. McConnell is trying to force a five-year extension of the Patriot Act, without any revision of the controversial bulk data collection provision. Show More Summary

The government just made it harder for them to spy on you… sorta

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a version of the Freedom Act that limits the government’s surveillance abilities without sweeping reforms. This version of the Act is expected to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data...Show More Summary

An Unprecedented GOP Effort to Allow Corporations to Run Wild

On Wednesday afternoon, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that, if successful, would be a giant step forward for Corporate America and an equally giant step backward for consumers. Rep. Bob Goodlatte has introduced H.R. Show More Summary

In another GOP anti-immigrant attack, House considers striking birthright citizenship

Forget about the Dreamers, I'll just target newborns. In the annals of stellar ideas courtesy of Republicans, the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday about birthright citizenship, titled, "Is it the right policyShow More Summary

Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will testify before the House Judiciary Committee onWednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), in a hearing entitled “The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review.” The Register, who was...Show More Summary

Legislative committees scrambling to meet crossover

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

So many ways to punish people, so little time: EXECUTIONS: The House Judiciary I Committee takes up a bill at 3 p.m. that would clear the way for executions to go forward without a doctor directly overseeing the lethal injection. DEBTS: The House Banking Committee meets at 4 p.m. Show More Summary

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 monthHumor / 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

last monthNews : 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

2 months 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...

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