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US ex-officials to testify at May 8 Senate hearing amid Russia probe

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Senate Judiciary Committee panel on Tuesday said former U.S. intelligence and judiciary officials would testify at a May 8 hearing amid investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Deputy...

Morning Docket: 04.20.17

According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, it's highly likely that we'll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer. Word on the street is that a justice is thinking about retiring, and all eyes are on Justice Kennedy, the high court's swing vote. Show More Summary

Grassely Predicts Supreme Court Resignation

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Muscatine Journal that he expects a Supreme Court Justice resignation within the year. Said Grassley: “I would expect a resignation this summer.” He noted an upcoming resignation has [...]

Senator predicts another justice could leave the Supreme Court this summer

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has reportedly indicated that a Supreme Court justice may soon be vacating the position. Read more...

Senate panel endorses governor's Corrections Department pick

A legislative committee has endorsed the nomination of a Miami probation officer to lead Montana's Department of Corrections. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday sent the nomination of Reginald Michael … Click to Continue »

FL Republican Lawmaker Blocks Gun Bills with Support from Anti-Gun Group

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its last meeting of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, and one Republican has taken action to ensure the defeat of several gun bills by denying them a hearing in the committee....Show More Summary

Senate Drug Warriors' False Claims Pave Way for Dangerous Bill

Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley want to save kids from mythical drug menaces, but real people will get hurt. The two octogenarian senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are up to one of their favorite pastimes again this year. Show More Summary

Lindemuth asks lawmakers to consider her entire record

Attorney General Jahna (JON'-uh) Lindemuth has asked legislators to consider her entire record in weighing her confirmation. Lindemuth appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where she explained her … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers vote to allow subpoena power in impeachments cases

An Alabama Senate committee has passed a bill allowing the legislature to issue subpoenas during impeachment proceedings. The measure passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It also installs legal … Click to Continue »

Pro-Gorsuch Ads Backfired

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  U ndisclosed political money has been a key factor in the fight over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme...Show More Summary

Court of Appeals reduction OK'd by divided Senate panel

A state House effort to reduce the number of North Carolina Court of Appeals judges from 15 to 12 has now cleared a Senate hurdle. A divided Senate Judiciary Committee … Click to Continue »

Bill allowing nitrogen executions passes Alabama committee

An Alabama committee has passed a bill allowing death row inmates to be executed with nitrogen gas. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure 6-3 Wednesday. Montrose Republican Sen. Trip … Click to Continue »

Senators mourn traditions they are blowing up

WASHINGTON — It was half past noon Monday when Chuck Grassley, the genial chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked for a show of hands: Did senators debating the Neil Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court want to break for lunch? Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., interjected with a parliamentary inquiry: “Could the majority cater this [...]Show More Summary

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Delivers Rousing Speech on Senate Floor Denouncing Neil Gorsuch

The Vermont senator offers four reasons Trump's pick would profoundly impact American lives for the worse. After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) concluded...Show More Summary

History Lesson: On Judicial Nominations, GOP Must Punish Democrats for Decades of Unprecedented Escalations

Monday marked one of the most partisan days in the history of the United States Senate. As the body's judiciary committee trudged through the...

As Filibuster Looms, What's Ahead for Gorsuch's Confirmation Vote?

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 9 this morning to advance Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the full Senate. That vote split down party lines, much as the full Senate vote is likely to split as well. That puts the Senate on track for a messy filibuster showdown......

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3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by a party-line vote of 11-9. Gorsuch's nomination now heads to the full Senate, where Democrats are threatening to mount a filibuster against him and Republicans...Show More Summary

Friendly Reminder: If Democrats Float Another Deal On Gorsuch And The Filibuster. Don't Take It.

Guy had post on this last month, but now that Gorsuch has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee vote—it’s conceivable that some senators might...

CV LOOP: Democrats have the votes to filibuster Gorsuch

SUPREME COURT // The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Gorsuch on a 11-9 party-line vote. Meanwhile, Democrats have the necessary votes to filibuster (or block) an up-or-down vote on the nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that the Senate will vote on the nomination this Friday. Show More Summary

Quick Takes: The Stage Is Set For a Nuclear Showdown on Gorsuch

McConnell seems to want a nuclear showdown. Democrats have the votes to give it to him. As President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, was set to clear a Senate Judiciary Committee vote Monday advancing his confirmation, Democrats secured the votes to to filibuster the judge on the Senate floor... Read more »

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