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    D.C. Court of Appeals Confirmation Hearing

    U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was confirmed by the Senate to the D.C. Court of Appeals on May 8, 2003. America and the Courts highlights John Roberts' entire testimony during his…

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    Counterterrorism Legislation Review

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the U.S.A. Patriot Act and the SAFE Act and the impact of this legislation on the War on Terror. They spoke about the relationship…

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    Pending Judicial Nominations

    The committee discussed several of the President’s nominations to the federal bench. The committee members reviewed the nomination of Susan Neilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals…

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    September 11 Commission Recommendations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on border security and the FBI’s role in counterintelligence, as well as ways of…

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    Human Trafficking and Slavery

    Witnesses testified regarding slavery and human trafficking. Among the topics addressed were the number and destinations of people trafficked, efforts to rescue victims, and the…

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    Same-Sex Marriage

    Witnesses testified about a proposed amendment to the Constitution barring same-sex marriage. Among the issues they addressed were recent rulings by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial…

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    Religious Expression

    Witnesses testified about government discrimination against religious expression and proposed programs to support faith-based charitable initiatives. Following opening statements and…

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    Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Ridge testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the state of the Department of Homeland Security. Senators questioned Secretary Ridge on a variety of topics,…

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    Justice Department and Terrorism Oversight

    Attorney General Ashcroft testified about the Justice Department’s efforts to combat terrorism and enforcement of the Patriot Act. Much of the hearing also focused on media…

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    FBI Oversight

    Director Mueller testified about FBI operations, counterterrorism programs within the bureau, information sharing with intelligence agencies, the use of the Patriot Act and civil liberties,…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Brett Kavanaugh testified about his qualifications and career following his nomination as a judge on U.S. Circuit for the District of Columbia. Among the issues he addressed were his…

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    Splitting the 9th Judicial Circuit

    Judges testified about the possible split of the 9th judicial circuit into two parts. Among the topics they addressed were the case load in the circuit, the pace of appeals hearings…

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    Temporary Guest Workers

    At a hearing to evaluate the administration’s temporary guest worker proposal Senators McCain, Hagel, Craig, and Cornyn testified about the urgency of passing legislation before…

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    Cable Industry Competition

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the cable television industry. Among the topics they addressed were the price of cable service, expanding types of service…

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    Judicial Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications for positions on the federal bench. Among the issues they addressed were their experience with the judicial system, views on judicial…

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    Competition in College Bowl Games

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in college football and the economic issues driving business competition. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of the…

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    Judicial Nominations

    The committee met to vote on the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The nomination of Justice Brown, who serveed on the…

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    Database Security

    Witnesses testified about maintaining database security and protecting information maintained by companies and agencies. Among the topics they addressed were maintaining privacy and…

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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination

    Mr. Comey testified about his qualifications ,experience, and nomination as Deputy Attorney General. Among the topics he addressed were appointing special counsels to investigate…

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    Justice Janice Brown Nomination

    Justice Brown testified about her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Among the issues she addressed were several opinions offered in previous…

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