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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. District Court judgeship

    Longtime U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm was promoted to a U.S. District Court judgeship in Maryland by a nearly unanimous confirmation vote in the Senate on Monday despite a backlog of nominations that has left dozens of vacancies on the federal...
  • Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan

    Gun advocates detail armed school guard plan
    Gun-rights advocates unveiled Tuesday a 225-page report paid for by the National Rifle Association that lays out a vision for arming teachers to prevent the kind of mass shootings that claimed 27 lives at a Connecticut elementary school last year....
  • Obama settles for half measures on gun control

    Obama settles for half measures on gun control
    For all the clamor from the White House and many in Congress to address the American scourge of gun violence, signs continue to point to a half-measure solution at best. President Barack Obama's State of the Union plea to the nation's lawmakers that the...
  • First order of business: judicial vacancies

    Now that the 112th Senate is returning for its lame duck session after President Barack Obama captured a second term and Democrats retained a Senate majority, this is an ideal moment to analyze the federal judicial vacancy crisis. The bench currently...
  • Beyond Tom Perez: Why do we need a Labor Department?

    Beyond Tom Perez: Why do we need a Labor Department?
    Well, America survived. Yes, it's true, the United States was able to withstand two months without a labor secretary. The previous secretary, Hilda Solis, stepped down on Jan. 22. That thud you heard was no one noticing. No one noticed because, like...
  • In certain situations, large-capacity ammunition clips are necessary

    In certain situations, large-capacity ammunition clips are necessary
    Letter writer Jonathan Reidy quoted my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee out of context ("High-capacity magazines mean more stray bullets," Feb. 11). I would like to correct the record. I told the committee that magazine capacity was a...
  • Cardin bill angers whistleblower advocates

    Legislation drafted by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to update the 1917 Espionage Act has angered public disclosure advocates who say the proposal would make it harder for federal employees to expose government fraud and abuse. The bill would clarify a murky...
  • FBI director approves new definition of rape

    The definition of rape that dictates how local police departments report crimes to federal record keepers is expected to change — for the first time in more than 80 years — in early 2012. The final step of changing the Uniform Crime Report...
  • Man who shot city police officer sentenced to 30 years

    Man who shot city police officer sentenced to 30 years
    A 31-year-old man with a violent criminal past has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a city police officer in Baltimore’s downtown, which sparked a running gun battle with tactical officers who pursued the gunman up North Calvert...
  • The 'Oprahfication' of America

    The 'Oprahfication' of America
    When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklinfamously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it." That question might also be put to the five Supreme Court justices who voted last week to...
  • New federal definition of rape formally approved

    The federal definition of rape, used to determine how national crime data are collected, has been changed for the first time in more than 80 years, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. A more inclusive definition of forcible rape is...