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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

6 days agoTechnology : 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 weeks 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

2 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

Federal Trade Secrets Protection Act Approved by House Judiciary Committee

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

On September 17, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bi-partisan federal Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014, H.R. 5233, which we previously wrote about when introduced in July, 2014 by North Carolina Representative George Holding. Show More Summary

GOP Lawmakers Demand Obama Release Immigration Recommendations

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are demanding President Obama immediately reveal the immigration recommendations that he plans to use to take executive action on immigration reform. In a letter to Obama Monday, House Judiciary...Show More Summary

Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago.

A Fumbling of Roles: How Roger Goodell Became the Prosecutor of Atlantic County

In a letter sent Wednesday, 12 Democratic members of the United States House Judiciary Committee called for "the highest level of transparency" in the aftermath of an elevator video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting, and rendering unconscious, his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. Show More Summary

Congress Asks Roger Goodell To Explain Himself

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, demanding more transparency of the league's handling of the Ray Rice case and of its standing policies regarding domestic violence. Read more...

Cover-Up Conspiracy? Congress Sends Letter To Clandestine Commissioner Roger Goodell Demanding “Transparency”

B-b-b-but wait, it gets worse! House Judiciary Committee Sends Letter To Roger Goodell Demanding Transparency Via USAToday Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding “the highest level of transparency”

Congress to NFL -- Stop BS'ing America ... Come Clean On Ray Rice Tape

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

The United States Congress has inserted itself in the Ray Rice scandal... the House Judiciary Committee has just fired off a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell... questioning his handling of the case.The letter -- signed by 12 members of the…

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