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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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    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 in the National Football…

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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 treatment at Guantanamo…

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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 committee considered…

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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 Connecticut. While acknowledging…

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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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    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 experience, and specifically about…

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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 provider.…

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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 several…

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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 proposals to…

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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 evaluating…

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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 STS-121, will 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 implication…

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    Judiciary Committee Markup

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

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Director Mueller and other officials testified about Federal Bureau of Investigation operations and programs. Among the topics they addressed were information sharing with other agencies,…

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    Judiciary Committee Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee marked up pending legislation and voted on pending judicial and executive nominations. Issues before the committee included the Marriage Protection Amendment,…

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    The Music Industry and Digital Radio

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Parity, Platforms and Protection: The Future of the Music Industry in the Digital Radio Revolution.” Artists, performers, and music…

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    Economic Impacts of Immigration

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the economic impact of immigration reform. Witnesses testified about the potential effects on the economy of a guest worker program, the…

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    Terrorism in the United States

    In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, committee members heard testimony from various federal law enforcement officials concerning how to combat domestic terrorism. Yesterday, President…

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