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    Gun Control Legislation Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter continued debate on the surface transportation bill.

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    Senate Session

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    Vote on Judge Sotomayor Confirmation

    Committee members spoke about the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court and their opposition or support for her confirmation. Following their statements…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Members approved a continuing resolution…

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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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    Senate Session

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Senate Session

    Senators met to vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy in the military and the Strategic Arms…

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    Threats to U.S. National Security

    Intelligence leaders testified at an annual hearing about security threats facing the U.S. at home and abroad. Among the issues they discussed were al-Qaida, Iran, Pakistan, and cyber…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to confirm Elena Kagan as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on a vote of 63 to 37.

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school…

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    Detainee Treatment and Interrogation Policy, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation program for prisoners and enemy combatants. This was the first hearing on the topic since the…

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    President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Obama addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his address he spoke about the themes of sacrifice and renewal, calling…

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

    In the first day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter, members and the nominee presented…

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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 2, Part 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its second day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul…

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    Senate Session

    Late in the session Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) moved that a post-cloture motion by Republicans was dilatory. The chair ruled against the motion and the ruling of the chair was…

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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 2

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use…

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