FBI Director Robert Mueller admited to lawmakers today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation owns and uses drones for domestic surveillance.
Senator Patrick Leahy will introduce a bill rewrite to the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow federal warrantless access to email.
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) gave testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday opposing the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation that seeks to repeal key provisions of DOMA, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) a ranking member on the committee invited Congressman King to give testimony. You can […]
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) impressed me with his rationale behind his decision to vote no on Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the United State Supreme Court. He brought up her work against the partial birth abortion ban, citing international law, her inability to defend DOMA, etc. He cited her inability to discuss where our […]
Following up on yesterday’s post, I finally a chance to read the Americans United for Life Action report on U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. They are calling for a Senate investigation, and it should delay the vote on her confirmation in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Whether it will… well that’s another story. The report […]
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said he’s planning on voting against confirming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In a statement that he sent out today he shares why: I’ve had the opportunity to vote on many judges and Justices since becoming a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. We […]
You have to love Senate hearings of any stripe. The questions are speeches. Senators bloviate, etc. etc. About as exciting as watching paint dry. With Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court starting today we can expect… no better. Speeches in the forms of questions. Political posturing asking questions […]
Matt Moon offers eight questions that should be posed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee when President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice David Souter is brought before them. These questions from a liberty-minded perspective would get at the heart of how the nominee would review cases brought before him or her. ONE: Currently, the […]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid evidently has buyers’ regret. He says that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts misled the Senate “pretending to be moderate.” Politico reports: “Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President […]