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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third 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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    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

    Violence Against Women Act
    At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following judicial nominations for 30 mins. of debate followed by roll call votes on…

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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 1

    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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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman…

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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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    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

    1. S 3576, a bill, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, that would cut off aid to Pakistan, Libya, and Egypt. (subject to a 60-vote threshold)
    2. S J Res 41, a resolution, sponsored…

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    Constitutionality of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate took up Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan for the debt reduction.

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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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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 2

    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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