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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Herman Cain's blame game

    Herman Cain's blame game
    Politics often being a contest of survival at all costs, it's not surprising that Herman Cain, harassed by allegations of sexual harassment, has tried to pin the blame on the camp of Republican presidential nominee rival Rick Perry. In an interview...
  • 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...
  • The Enduring Significance Of Anita Hill

    Anita Hill: Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener. Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
  • Data on police shootings is hard to find

    WASHINGTON The shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has exposed what the Justice Department doesn't know about police use of force. Federal officials don't know how many police shootings take place annually. They don't know how many citizens...
  • Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned

    Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned
    Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
  • A first step in reining in the NSA

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...
  • Health, Safety Should Be Factors In Keeping Settlements Secret

    Health, Safety Should Be Factors In Keeping Settlements Secret
    By now we know that ignition defects in Chevrolet Cobalts contributed to the deaths of at least 13 people. The real number may be more than 20 times as high. But we could have found out a lot sooner — soon enough, perhaps, to save many of those...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action

     CIA vs. the Senate: The Constitution demands action
    CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances. President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...
  • Cellphone unlocking bill passes Congress and heads to Obama's desk

    Cellphone unlocking bill passes Congress and heads to Obama's desk
    The House on Friday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cellphones when switching providers. The chamber's approval comes a week after the Senate passed the bill, so it advances to the...
  • Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill

    The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans. In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...