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    Gun Control Bills

    The Senate Judiciary Committee continued to mark up gun control legislation. The committee passed the assault weapon ban bill out of committee, moving it to the Senate…

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    Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee members spoke to reporters about their approval of a Respect for Marriage Act bill along a party line vote that would repeal the Defense of Marriage…

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    Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy held a news conference about the scheduled return of subpoenas for documents relating to the authorization and legal justification for the…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Secretary Gonzales testified at an oversight hearing of Justice Department operations in which he was repeatedly questioned about his role in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, his…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Senator Schumer spoke informally with reporters about Attorney General Gonzales' testimony and his appraisal of the attorney general’s answers to questions about the firing of several…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    During a break in committee proceedings, Senator Schumer spoke informally with reporters about Attorney General Gonzales' testimony and his appraisal of the attorney general’s answers…

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    Patriot Act Extension

    Senator Specter spoke to reporters about Senate consideration of a conference report for renewal of the Patriot Act and efforts in the Senate to renew several provisions in the act. He…

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing room, Ms. Pearl spoke to reporters about her testimony opposing United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John…

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing room, Senator Kennedy responded to reporters' questions about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts.

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    During a lunch break for the last day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, senators and witnesses spoke to reporters about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John…

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    Roberts Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

    BRIEFING CANCELLED Senators Specter and Leahy were scheduled to speak to reporters about the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts.

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    Olympic Park Bombing

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the Centennial Park bombing during the Olympics in Atlanta, GA, last summer. Director Freeh was questioned about the FBI’s…

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