Filter by

Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee

Sorted by Most Recent Airing

Showing 1 - 19 of 19
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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.

    133 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    468 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    22,838 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    132 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    152 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    119 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    94 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    293 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    43 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    62 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    82 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    36 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    78 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    501 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    68 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    19 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    28 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    16 views
  • [alt text]
    Last Aired

    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…

    74 views