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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Director Mueller testified about Federal Bureau of Investigation operations and program priorities of the bureau. Among the topics he addressed were counterterrorism operations and…

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    Insider Trading and Hedge Funds

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on enforcement of criminal insider trading and hedge fund activity. The hearings focused on whistle-blowing protections and Gary…

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    Civil Rights Division Operations

    Witnesses testified about the operation of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Among the topics addressed were enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, prisoner…

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    Judicial and Executive Nominations

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on “Judicial and Executive Nominations.” The first witnesses were Chairman Specter and Senator Santorum. Then the…

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    Competition in Football Broadcasting

    The Senate Judiciary held a hearing titled “Competition in Sports Programming and Broadcasting: Are Consumers Winning.” Witnesses testified about possible anti-trust violations…

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    Judicial Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Michael Wallace to the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and of Vanessa Bryant to the U.S. District Court of…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Witnesses testified about domestic surveillance programs and legislation proposed by Senator Specter and the White House to submit the legislation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Department of Justice operations and the Terrorist Surveillance program. Among the issues he…

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    William Haynes Judicial Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of William Haynes to the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Haynes testified about his…

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    Military Commissions and Detainee Rights

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the rights of detained enemy combatants in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in favor of a detainee in…

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    Foreign Guest Worker Programs

    Senators Specter and Kennedy presided at a filed hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Philadelphia, PA on agricultural and other industry needs for foreign guest…

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    AT&T and BellSouth Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The merger would create the largest telephone company, cell phone service provider, and DSL…

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    Judiciary Committee Business

    In the absence of a quorum, Judiciary Committee members talked about negotiations with the House over immigration reform legislation. The committee had been scheduled to mark up…

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    Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace

    Government officials and others testified about issues of immigration enforcement at the workplace, with an emphasis on learning from the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty. Topics included…

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    Communications Law and Network Neutrality

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition and innovation in the telecommunications industry and proposed changes in laws governing network neutrality. They focused on…

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    Space Shuttle Safety Improvements

    NASA officials talked about the improvements to the space shuttle that will be further tested during the planned mission of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated…

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    Space Shuttle Program

    NASA officials spoke to reporters about the status of space shuttle programs and the planned launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated STS-121, would continue…

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    Publication of Classified Information

    Witnesses testified about the Department of Justice investigation of journalists who publish classified information. Among the topics they addressed were the national security…

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    Judiciary Committee Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee marked up pending legislation and voted on pending judicial and executive nominations. br/ br/ Most of the debate focused on NSA surveillance and monitoring…

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    Judicial Nomination Hearing

    Mr. Kavanaugh testified at a hearing on his nomination as a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Among the issues he addressed were his…

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