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  • GOP Judiciary Chair Won’t Answer Questions on GOP Plan to Ensure Illegals Aren't Deported

    02/05/2015 3:06:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes & Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. ( -- Despite House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions' (R-Tex.) statement on Dec. 3 that he and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were working together to “push a bill” on immigration that would not “remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime,” Goodlatte would not confirm or deny such a proposal, or discuss the issue of immigration when questioned on Wednesday, Feb. 4. sent Goodlatte's office via email four question related to Sessions' assertion. On Feb. 5, a spokesperson for Goodlatte’s office told said Goodlatte “has...
  • Holder’s Worst Week Ever?

    06/02/2013 9:53:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 2, 2013 | Bill Straub
    The House Judiciary Committee will wait for the attorney general's response, due by Wednesday, “before passing judgment" on "perjury.”WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee could be called on as early as this week to adjudge whether Attorney General Eric Holder offered false testimony regarding his participation in a federal probe involving Fox News reporter James Rosen. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News on Friday that Holder’s insistence that he did not contribute to an investigation that included the issuance of a subpoena for Rosen’s email records appears to be contradicted by the facts....
  • House committee opens perjury probe of Holder

    05/29/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dave Boyer and Jerry Seper
    The House Judiciary Committee opened an investigation Wednesday into whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath in testimony about the Justice Department’s surveillance of journalists, while the White House declared again that President Obama “absolutely” has confidence in Mr. Holder. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, asked Mr. Holder in a letter to explain “discrepancies” between his sworn testimony before the panel earlier this month and the Justice Department’s decision to obtain a search warrant for the emails of James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News. The...
  • Judiciary Chairman Withholding Judgment on Whether Kagan Should Recuse from Health-Care Cases

    07/18/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 18, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    ( - House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is withholding judgment on whether Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from judging lawsuits that were filed against the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed while Kagan was serving as the Obama administration's solicitor general and was charged with defending the administration’s position in federal court disputes.Smith sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on July 6 asking that Holder provide “relevant documents and witness interviews in order to properly understand U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s involvement in health care legislation or litigation while serving as United...
  • Obama and Biden bode well for Constitution

    11/20/2008 4:27:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 1,573+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | John Nichols
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are supposedly very different pieces of the Democratic puzzle. Obama is the relative newcomer to Washington, the change agent. Biden is the senior "man of Washington," the old hand who can make change a reality. But Obama and Biden have one thing in common: They've both done stints as constitutional law professors. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School -- along with brilliant former jurist and liberal Congressman Abner Mikva -- while Biden has for many years taught at Widener Law School in Delaware. This unique pairing intrigues New York...
  • Former Attorney General Testifies (Ashcroft - Conyers' Judiciary Com.-ON NOW - CSPAN-2)

    07/17/2008 6:06:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 260+ views
    Cspan ^ | 7-17-08
    Former Atty. Gen. Testifies Today Former Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft answered questions about his role in the drafting of detainee interrogation rules. In his opening statement, Ashcroft admitted that he had "limited recollection" of the events pertinent to the committee's inquiry.
  • House Judiciary Chairman Denies Administration Witch-Hunt on the Web

    06/22/2007 9:02:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2007 | Mike Majchrowitz
    A House Judiciary Committee Web page asking former and current Justice Department officials to offer their stories on politicization of the department "launched prematurely," but is still legitimate, Democratic Chairman John Conyers said Thursday. The response came after Texas Rep. Lamar Smith demanded the new page be removed from the committee Web site, and called it a partisan attempt to persecute the Bush administration and misuse taxpayer dollars for a witch-hunt. Conyers said the attacks by House Republicans over the page are creating a "sideshow and a distraction" from the real issue — the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last...
  • John Conyers and the Muslim Caucus

    11/12/2006 9:38:55 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 57 replies · 1,235+ views
    Congress: The likely new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he's just fighting bigotry in leading a Democrat jihad to deny law enforcement key terror-fighting tools. But he is in the pocket of Islamists. John Conyers, son of a leftist Detroit union activist, represents the largest Arab population in the country. His district includes Dearborn, Mich., nicknamed "Dearbornistan" by locals fed up with cultural encroachment and terror fears from a steady influx of Mideast immigrants.
  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Landmark Bills Fighting the War on Terror (HRs 6054&5825)

    09/20/2006 6:30:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 392+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved two landmark bills fighting the War on Terror. The first, H.R. 6054, the "Military Commissions Act," establishes terrorist tribunals and was approved without amendment by a 20-to-19 margin. All 17 Democrats today voted against this legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the House Armed Services Committee last week by a 52-to-8 margin. The second bill, H.R. 5825, the "Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act," updates and reforms the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to fight the modern terrorist threat and provides increased congressional and FISA Court oversight of surveillance operations. After adopting...
  • CA: Agents' case prompts call for probe (House Judiciary Committee calls for investigation)

    08/18/2006 9:32:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/18/06 | Sara A. Carter
    The House Judiciary Committee Thursday called for congressional hearings and an investigation into the case of two Border Patrol agents convicted of violating an alleged drug smuggler's civil rights. Congressional leaders asked for the investigation during a House field hearing about border security and immigration in El Paso, Texas, after Andy Ramirez, chairman of the Chino-based Friends of the Border Patrol, presented his opening statement, which included the agents' story. Family members of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, the convicted agents, attended the hearing. The agents, who are free pending their sentencing hearings in September, were not allowed to...