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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Who in the Wiki-Age is a journalist?

    Who in the Wiki-Age is a journalist?
    A new U.S. Senate bill to protect journalists has stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism over an old nagging question: Who in the age of WikiLeaks is a "journalist"? A bill called the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 was sent by the Senate...
  • Journalists need this federal 'shield'

    The notion that society benefits when journalists are able to promise confidentiality to news sources isn't a radical idea. The vast majority of states provide some protection for reporters from having to identify sources who request anonymity, and long-...
  • Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. appeals court judge

    Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. appeals court judge
    WASHINGTON -- By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Senate confirmed the first openly gay judge to sit on a U.S. court of appeals. Todd M. Hughes, 46, a veteran Justice Department lawyer, will serve on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago
    A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
  • Can Marco Rubio seduce his fellow Republicans on immigration reform?

    The attempted seduction of Sen. John Cornyn by immigration reformers is akin to my effort to get Neil Patrick Harris, the best emcee ever of any awards show, to sing at my next birthday. No matter how much I offer him, he'll turn me down. That's the...
  • Moment of decision on immigration policy for U.S.

    A moment of opportunity has arrived. All eyes are on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, an 844-page proposal, which includes 300 amendments. Many more changes are sure to come in the weeks ahead. The...
  • Road to immirgration reform - Opinion

    Road to immirgration reform - Opinion
    MIKE DELPH Republican state senator from Carmel, Ind., who has helped author state immigration measures Q. What do you see as the merits and shortcomings of the proposed reform? A. Ronald Reagan in all complexity was persuaded by congressional...
  • Immigration bill clears hurdle in Senate

    Immigration bill clears hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A sweeping bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system headed to the Senate floor after a key committee approved it Tuesday, setting the stage for a debate next month that could lead to the biggest victory for...
  • An Alabama senator's lost cause

    WASHINGTON — Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now. Bipartisan immigration legislation is making its way inexorably through the Senate Judiciary...
  • Thousands living in Kansas on student visas

    Thousands living in Kansas on student visas
    The Boston bombings have put a spotlight on student visas. An alleged accomplice of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was allowed to re-enter the United States although his student visa had expired. Tuesday, The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to boost...