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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • White House allows young immigrants to extend deportation waivers

    White House allows young immigrants to extend deportation waivers
    More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
  • Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose

    A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too. The measure, known as the...
  • A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance

    A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance
    Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality. Naturally, it has no chance of...
  • Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

    Revive the Free Flow of Information Act
    Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
  • 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...