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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Do Supreme Court's mostly calm waters hide turbulence below?

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday will conclude a term in which justices have papered over their sharp differences, literally. The result is more surface unanimity, fewer 5-4 decisions and some pronounced frustration for the most vehement...
  • 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...
  • Pennsylvania bill before lawmakers would ban pigeon shoots

    Pennsylvania bill before lawmakers would ban pigeon shoots
    HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Legislation that would ban pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania moved out of the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the most progress the measure has made in two decades with backing by senior Republicans. Support for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

     AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs
    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support

    White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support
    Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections. A year after Americans learned...