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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate panel approves Baltimore judge for U.S. court

    A Baltimore circuit judge has been nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. George Levi Russell III, who has presided over 2,700 cases since 2007 on the Circuit Court, would fill a vacancy created with the retirement...
  • U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders

    U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department laid out new clemency guidelines on Wednesday that are expected to make thousands of drug offenders eligible for a reduction in the sentences they are currently serving. Under the new guidelines, inmates...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship

    Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship
    WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm...
  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • To prevent data theft, businesses race to adopt new technology

    WASHINGTON Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information. Malware installed in Neiman...
  • 'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.

    'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.
    After the coffee. Before the Seder. The Skinny: Am I allowed to talk about "Mad Men" or do I have to provide a window for those who didn't catch Sunday's season premiere? All I'll say is I think I'm going to start dressing like Pete Campbell. I'm sure I...
  • GM, Comcast hearings struggle selling stories

     GM, Comcast hearings struggle selling stories
    It is not uncommon for someone to sell a bill of goods when appearing before a Senate or House panel. What's rare for a hearing on Capitol Hill is for an elected official to actually solicit goods. "Somebody can sell me a product at this hearing,...
  • UConn, Comcast Join To Create Cybersecurity Program

    UConn, Comcast Join To Create Cybersecurity Program
    STORRS — Comcast, the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, said Thursday it is investing millions of dollars into UConn to create a cybersecurity research program to harden its systems to Internet attacks and information breaches. The...