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Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While the FCC may have buckled to public demand and voted to finally approve tougher net neutrality rules last week, if you thought that meant an end to the hysterical over-reaction to what appear to be some fairly basic consumer protections, you're going to be gravely disappointed. Show More Summary

A Message to Republicans: Millions of Americans Won't Forget How You Treated Their Mom and Dad

Congressman Luis Gutierrez dropped a simple fact during the House Judiciary Committee a couple of days ago. Congressman Luis Gutierrez dropped a simple fact during the House Judiciary Committee a couple of days ago. While republicans...Show More Summary

DOJ Inspector General Tells Congress That FBI Isn't Letting His Office Do Its Job... Again

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The FBI is still actively thwarting its oversight. Last fall, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz informed the House Judiciary Committee that the FBI was routinely denying his office documents it needed to perform investigations. The withheld documents included everything from electronic surveillance information to organizational charts. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch Nomination Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States. Image: The White House/Youtube The post Loretta Lynch Nomination Clears Senate Judiciary Committee appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Bob Goodlatte Seemed 'Remarkably Open' To Criminal Justice Reform At White House Meeting

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was "remarkably open to many aspects of criminal justice reform" during a White House meeting on Tuesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told The Huffington Post. Booker, in a HuffPost...Show More Summary

Should Drug Abuse While Pregnant Be A Felony? Arkansas Considers New Law

The Arkansas State House Judiciary Committee approved a change to the criminal code so that a pregnant woman can be charged with felony battery for harming an unborn child by abusing illegal drugs. Republican Representative Nate Bell...Show More Summary

Bill To Ban DUI Checkpoints Fails In The House 34-59

A bill to ban the use of DUI checkpoints in North Dakota failed in the House today, and the manner in which it failed was pretty frustrating. The House Judiciary Committee gave the bill a “do not pass” recommendation, and Rep. Diane Larson (R-Bismarck) carried the committee’s criticisms to the floor. “If even one drunk...

Oklahoma Lawmakers Advance Anti-Gay Bills Aimed At Stopping Same-Sex Marriage

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an uproar over federal court rulings striking down bans on same-sex marriage, Oklahoma lawmakers in the state's House Judiciary Committee voted to release two pieces of legislation that would make it virtually impossible for same-sex couples in the Sooner...

OKLAHOMA: House Advances Bill To Fire Officials Who Issue Marriage Licenses

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

Via the Associated Press: Judges or court clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples would lose their jobs under a bill that has been approved by a House committee. The House Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee votedShow More Summary

Goodlatte on Overcriminalization

Tim Lynch The new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), discusses the problem of overcriminalization with Pat Robertson. Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses Overcriminalization on the 700 Club For related Cato work, go here, here, and here.  I discuss the prospects for criminal justice reform in 2015 in this Washington Examiner article.

Lawmaker Warns of Battle Over Bank-Settlement Documents

The head of the House Judiciary Committee warned the Obama administration at a hearing Thursday of a coming political battle if the Justice Department doesn’t hand over documents related to its multibillion-dollar settlements with big banks.

Changes to right-to-work bill could shift union landscape

By Dan Boyd, abqjournal.com A hotly-debated right-to-work bill under consideration in the New Mexico House of Representatives has been revised, with the changes unveiled today in the House Judiciary Committee.

Oklahoma Republicans push for gas chamber executions

Oklahoma could soon become the first state to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates. With little debate, the state's Senate and House of Representatives judiciary committees voted to authorize execution by "nitrogen hypoxia" for inmates...Show More Summary

Patent Reform Bill Arises Again in Congress

If at first you don't succeed, reintroduce the same bill in the next Congress. That seems to be the tack taken by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), who on Thursday introduced the Innovation Act, a bill designed to curb perceived patent-litigation abuses.

Ag leaders object to mandatory E-Verify

Proposed legislation that would require mandatory E-Verify for all employers would be a disaster for agricultural producers, industry advocates said at a Feb. 4 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.

Ag leaders object to mandatory E-Verify

Proposed legislation that would require mandatory E-Verify for all employers would be a disaster for agricultural producers, industry advocates said at a Feb. 4 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.

Patent Reform Bill Arises Again in Congress

If at first you don't succeed, reintroduce the same bill in the next Congress. That seems to be the tack taken by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), who on Thursday introduced the Innovation Act, a bill designed to curb perceived patent-litigation abuses.

Openly Gay Montana Democrat Bryce Bennett Introduces Bill To Remove Gay Marriage From State's List Of Prohibited Marriages

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

D-Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula, Mont. introduced House Bill 282 in the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that if passed would remove same-sex marriage from a list of prohibited marriages reports NBC Montana. In November, District Judge Brian Morris struck...

Should Underage Soldiers Be Allowed to Drink Alcohol?

It took 47 minutes and four seconds of official North Dakota House Judiciary Committee time to decide that underage members of the military shouldn't be allowed to drink alcohol on base, or anywhere else for that matter. Quentin Wangler...Show More Summary

Hidden Problems with the “Hidden Predator Act”

House Bill 17, also known as the “Hidden Predator Act” has really got my buttons all kinds of pushed. The bill, pre-filed back in December and now making its way to the Judiciary committee, seeks to extend the statute of limitationsShow More Summary

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