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Federal Trade Secrets Protection Act Approved by House Judiciary Committee

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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

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…

Judicial Watch Panel: Holding Obama Accountable to the Rule of Law

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Andrew C. McCarthy of the National Review Institute discuss various approaches, including a planned lawsuit by the House of Representatives, to challenge President Obama’s series...Show More Summary

AMNESTY: Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes. Top Republicans on the House

AMNESTY: Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes. Top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees are asking the Obama administration to explain changes made this summer to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that they say loosen requirements and invite fraud. House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia and Senate [...]

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

2 months agoIndustries / 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’

3 months agoNews : 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.

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