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Why Protecting Our Trade Secrets Is Essential To Saving the Economy

By: Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Howard Coble (R-NC), John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and George Holding (R-NC), Members of the House Judiciary Committee Unlike a patent or copyright, a trade secret is non-public intellectual property. Show More Summary

Dem Rep. Lacy Clay Calls on House Judiciary Hearing to Probe Shooting of Robber Mike Brown

Rep. Lacy Clay Jr. (D-MO) called on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a special hearing to probe the shooting of robber Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown was shot and killed after robbing a convenience store in Ferguson, … Continue reading ?

House Judiciary Dems Call For Police Deadly Force Hearing

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling for hearings on the “use of excessive and deadly force by police.” The request comes as law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri police tangle with protestors demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown. Show More Summary

Members Of Congress Want Hearings To Ask Whether 'Local Law Enforcement Is Out Of Control'

Three members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Thursday asking him to hold hearings on a series of issues related to local law enforcement in the wake of the controversial police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri this week. Show More Summary

GOP chafes at federal paralegals’ idleness; lawmakers criticize top patent official

Conservative Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee were not happy to learn this week that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board got paid to goof off  at home for years because they were given so little work to do. And when a top agency official just happened to be scheduled to testify […]

3 Count: Expendable Leak

House Judiciary Committee hosts a hearing on copyright remedies, Northwestern University sues former employee for taking files and Expendables 3 leaks. The post 3 Count: Expendable Leak appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Defending The Indefensible: Hilarious Talking Points On Ridiculous Copyright Terms

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held yet another copyright hearing, this one on Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term. We've discussed these issues at different times, and the hearing itself didn't break any major ground on anything, really. Show More Summary

Judiciary Committee: 65 Percent of Asylum Requests 'Immediately Approved' in FY2014

The House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Bob Goodlatte, released a report today revealing that over 65 percent of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately approved in Fiscal Year 2014. The report cites data from the U.S. Show More Summary

3 Count: Unlimited Kindling

U.S. Copyright Office tells Aereo it's not a cable company, House Judiciary Committee holds another copyright reform hearing and more! The post 3 Count: Unlimited Kindling appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte says no impeachment of Obama

Some bad news for Sarah Palin and other conservatives who are itching for President Obama to be impeached: The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which handles any impeachments, has now said no to it. "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment," Rep. Show More Summary

Judiciary Chairman: ‘We Are Not Drawing Up Articles of Impeachment’

last monthNews : Mediaite

On Sunday morning, This Week titular host George Stephanopoulos asked House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), whose committee would draw up articles of impeachment if the GOP decided to go the Palin route, where he stood on the issue. Goodlatte dismissed talk of impeachment out of hand.

Goodlatte Says Obama Responsible for Crisis After Visiting Border

Fresh off a tour of the U.S. border with Mexico, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said it is clear that Obama administration policies have lead to the recent surge in unaccompanied minors and family units illegally entering the U.S. Show More Summary

GOP congressman defends Boehner lawsuit against Obama

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, argues that House Speaker John Boehner's plan to come up with a reason to file suit against President Obama has nothing to do with politics and is instead all about...Show More Summary

House Judiciary Committee Looks to Strengthen Trade Secret Protection and Enforcement

At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet hearing this afternoon, Members of Congress on bothRead the Rest...

Rosanne Cash Testifies Before Congress; RCA Studio A May be Sold; Larry Sparks Celebrates 50 Years in Music

2 months agoMusic / Country : The 9513

Rosanne Cash is testifying on behalf of the Americana Music Association before the House Judiciary Committee today in support of artists’ rights. Here is a transcript of her testimony. The whole thing is worth a read, and the fact that 600,000 song streams on a music subscription site earned Cash only $114 is mind-boggling. Show More Summary

Today's Congressional Music Licensing Hearing Could Get Interesting [WATCH]

Most Congressional hearings are like watching paint dry, and the recent US House Judiciary Committee hearing on music licensing was no exception. Predictable industry players advocated for predictable positions. Today's hearings, which will be streamed live starting at 10AM Eastern, could be more interesting. Show More Summary

Pretty Much Everyone (Except The FCC) Thinks Internet Fast Lanes Are A Bad Idea

This morning the House Judiciary Committee held another hearing about net neutrality. While the members of Congress and expert witnesses are sitting on Capitol Hill arguing with each other over antitrust law, the public is clear on one thing: paid prioritization is a bad, bad idea. Our colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports have been quite busy with surveys … [More]

Comey’s conundrum

(Scott Johnson) I urge readers following the IRS scandals to review the sworn testimony of FBI Director James Comey in response to the questions posed to him by Rep. Darrell Issa before the House Judiciary Committee on June 11. Rep.Show More Summary

House Committee Approves SCRUB Act (H.R. 4748), Would Remove Unnecessary Regulatory Costs

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014Read the Rest...

Permanent Internet tax ban moves forward in the House

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org WASHINGTON — The tension between federal and state powers over a permanent ban on Internet access taxes took the spotlight on Wednesday during House Judiciary Committee debate. The countdown to a November deadline when a ban on Internet access taxes expires is fast approaching. Without an extension passed by Congress,...

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