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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blumenthal Touches Off Political War Over Abortion Bill

    Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure....
  • An overdue response to the frenzy of state restrictions on abortion

    In the last few years, state legislators around the country have been busy with an onslaught of antiabortion legislation aimed at making it impossible for women to exercise what is still (despite the opposition’s best efforts) a right guaranteed...
  • Senate Democrats move to prevent state restrictions on abortion

    Hoping to appeal to female voters, Senate Democrats pushed a bill Tuesday to prevent states from placing restrictions on abortion that do not apply to other medical procedures. Democrats say the bill would prevent states from singling out abortions...
  • How Democrats plan to lure women voters

    How Democrats plan to lure women voters
    Remember the Democratic reaction to the GOP's repeated attempts to repeal, run over or hollow out Obamacare in ways that were never going to succeed? “Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote you will win a prize,” President Barack Obama...
  • Latino Advocates Knock Malloy on Central American Immigrant Children Decision

    Washington – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration's decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School....
  • IRS in 'bunker mentality' as interest groups, media join Congress in seeking information

    WASHINGTON Congress isn't alone in trying to wrest answers out of the embattled Internal Revenue Service. The courts, public interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency. News that the IRS...
  • N.J. lawmakers pass bill to limit alimony payments

    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation that would limit the duration of alimony payments, a move some advocates said would make divorce fairer. Under the measure, alimony could not exceed the length of a marriage that lasted less...
  • Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

    Consumers who want to change cellular providers could soon find it easier to keep using their existing cellphones under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Senate. Similar to the law that lets consumers keep their phone numbers when switching networks,...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing
    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...