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  • Government Litigation Savings Act
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    Government Litigation Savings Act

    Witnesses testified about the Government Litigation Savings Act, which would shield the federal government from endless or frivolous lawsuits filed by environmental groups.

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  • Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges
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    Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges

    Witnesses testified about the productivity of Social Security judges and their ability to close out cases in a timely manner. In 2010, one-fourth of these judges did not meet the minimum…

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  • Administrative Conference of the United States
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    Administrative Conference of the United States

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified about the Administrative Conference of the United States, which provides administrative support for the federal judicial system. They both talked about…

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  • Voluntary Mortgage Modification
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    Voluntary Mortgage Modification

    Witnesses testified on the effects of voluntary mortgage modification on preventing home foreclosures. The hearing was a follow-up to the subcommittee’s July 9, 2009, hearing examining the Obama…

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  • Corporate Settlement Agreements
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    Corporate Settlement Agreements

    Witnesses testified about the use of pre-trial prosecution agreements and deferred prosecution in corporate crime cases. Topics included the benefits and detriments of the agreements, the…

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  • Dismissal of US Attorneys
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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Mr. McNulty testified at a hearing on the continuing investigation into the controversy surrounding the firing of selected U.S. attorneys. In his testimony he addressed questions about his…

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  • Dismissal of US Attorneys
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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the politicizing of the hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys. Members spoke about the dismissals of several U.S. attorneys and Ms. Miers' failure to heed…

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  • US Attorney Dismissals
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    U.S. Attorney Dismissals

    The House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee held a hearing on “The Continuing Investigation into the U.S. Attorneys Controversy.” Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey was…

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  • Dismissal of US Attorneys
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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commerical and Administrative Law met to authorize the issuance of subpeonas to members ot the White House staff in relation to the investigation of the…

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  • September 11 Commission Report
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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified about the use of intelligence information, information gathering techniques, and provisions for terrorism investigations by law enforcement officials. Among the issues…

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  • Judicial Administration Reauthorization
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    Judicial Administration Reauthorization

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Breyer. Both men once served on the Administrative Conference of the United States, a group that sought to streamline…

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  • Privacy and Homeland Security
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    Privacy and Homeland Security

    Witnesses testified about protecting privacy while maintaining an effective counterterrorism policy. Among the issues they addressed were the maintenance of private information by the Department…

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  • Lawsuits Against the Food Industry
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    Lawsuits Against the Food Industry

    Legal, food industry, and consumer experts testified for and against the Personal Responsibility and Food Consumption Act, legislation that would prevent certain frivolous lawsuits against…

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  • Gun Liability
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    Gun Liability

    Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act", was designed "to prohibit civil liability actions…

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  • Independent Counsel Practices
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    Independent Counsel Practices

    Witnesses testified about their experiences with independent counsel investigations, the lapse of the independent counsel statute, and the manner in which future investigations of…

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  • Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Law
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    Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Law

    Mr. Barr and Mr. Civiletti argued against renewal of the Watergate-era independent counsel law when it expires June 30, 1999. Mr. Barr said that the vices of the statute are in the statute…

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  • Independent Counsel Statute
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    Independent Counsel Statute

    Representatives testified that the independent counsel statute was inherently flawed and should be allowed to expire. Their remarks focused on the many witnesses and targets of…

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  • Reauthorization of the Indep Counsel Act
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    Reauthorization of the Indep. Counsel Act

    A panel of legal experts argued against renewal of the Watergate-era independent counsel law when it expires June 30, 1999. Ms. O’Sullivan offered options for the replacement of the…

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  • Banking Regulations and Privacy Issues
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    Banking Regulations and Privacy Issues

    Witnesses testified about a bill which would reform Depression-era laws which established barriers between banks, securities firms and insurance companies. The bill would put merchant banking and…

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