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
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 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.
Rumor: Hillary Clinton was fired from the House Judiciary Committee's Watergate investigation by Chief Counsel Jerry Zeifman.
(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
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...
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...
Yesterday the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee passed HB1228 by a vote of eleven to four, with four committee members not voting.
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
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
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...
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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 House Judiciary Committee is only the latest body to use Michael Scott, Emma Stone, and red-headed mermaids to get attention for its messaging.