May 22, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved S. 744, an immigration reform bill. The bill, entitled the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, is intended to help create a 13-year path to citizenship for the approximately 11 million current undocumented ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 25, 2006, over 500,000 people protested in Los Angeles in reaction to anti-immigration legislation passed by the US House of Representatives. On December 17, 2005, the House passed HR 4437, which would have imposed stricter penalties on undocumented immigrants living and working in the ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A group of legal experts testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday regarding the growing need for new privacy laws because of the rapid advancement of drone technologies and their increased use. The escalation in use and technology have outpaced current privacy laws, according to ...[read more]
March 18, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Passed Thursday on a party line vote of 10-8, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 would prohibit the sale, transfer, ...[read more]
March 12, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved two measures aimed at strengthening gun control. The Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act, approved by a vote of 10-8, would require background checks for private gun sales. The School Safety Enhancements Act that would ban straw purchasing ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-7 on Thursday to approve gun-related legislation, establishing potential floor votes on the issue of gun violence for the first time in nearly a decade. The bill, aimed at stopping illegal firearm trafficking, would make straw purchasing weapons... ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke before Congress on Wednesday urging them to pass gun control legislation. In a hearing before the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Holder requested that Congress consider universal background checks, banning high-capacity magazines and military style ...[read more]
November 30, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent police from searching emails and other electronic content without a warrant. Currently, under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, law enforcement agents only need a warrant to access emails less than 6 ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2009, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to recommend the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. All 12 Democrats on the committee and one Republican voted in favor of the recommendation. On May 25, 2009, US President Barack Obama had nominated Sotomayor ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Two leaders of the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday sent a letter to Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court asking that the court consider televising a live broadcast of its decision regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Supreme ...[read more]

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