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    Cameras in the Supreme Court

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Durbin and Grassley mandating the Supreme Court televise its open proceedings.…

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    Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

    Witnesses testified on the work of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which President Obama created in November 2009.

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    Protection of the Public Interest

    Witnesses testified on government agencies accused of working in the interest of the industries they regulate, a phenomenon known as “agency capture.” Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

    The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S. bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of people filing for…

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    Detainee Treatment and Interogation Policy, Part 2

    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 release of the Justice…

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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 release of the Justice…

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    Reaction to Detainee Treatment and Interrogation Policy Hearing

    Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to reporters following a hearing on detainee treatment and interrogation policy during the George W. Bush Administration. Philip Zelikow, a former State…

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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 and…

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    Past Judicial Nominations

    Former Clinton administration judicial nominees testified about their experiences during the nomination process. Among the topics they addressed were the political maneuvers used to block…

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    Computer and Online Security

    Richard Clarke testified about terrorist threats to the nation’s computer infrastructure and the potential impact of cyber-terrorism.

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    Nomination and Confirmation Process

    Witnesses testified about the confirmation process and whether judicial nominees needed to affirmatively demonstrate they merit lifetime appointments to the federal bench, or whether the Senate…

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    Cameras in Federal Courts

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would allow the photographing, electronic recording, broadcasting and televising of federal court proceedings.

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    Continuation of the Waco Investigation

    Former Senator Danforth, special counsel for the Waco Investigation, testified about the preliminary findings in the investigation of 1993 siege and fire at the Branch Davidian compound…

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    1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Democratic Party’s 1996 campaign fundraising tactics. Among those that spoke were current and…

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    Counterintelligence Reform

    Witnesses testified about how the Justice Department’s handles espionage cases and new legislation governing investigations of suspected spies. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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    Ninth Circuit Reorganization Act

    Witnesses testified about a potential division of jurisdiction of the ninth circuit of the U.S. court of appeals. The circuit covers most of the Western U.S. and its decisions are often…

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    TWA Flight 800 Crash Investigation

    Witnesses testified about the FBI’s role in the investigation of TWA Flight 800 which exploded soon after takeoff in 1996. The first panel of National Transportation Safety Board officials complained…

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