1,101Jun 22, 2004
Witnesses testified about a proposed amendment to the Constitution barring same-sex marriage. Among the issues they addressed were recent rulings by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ...
313Jun 9, 2004
Justice Department and Terrorism Oversight
Attorney General Ashcroft testified about the Justice Department’s efforts to combat terrorism and enforcement of the Patriot Act. Much of the hearing also focused on media reports of a ...
255Jan 29, 2003
D.C. Court of Appeals Confirmation Hearing
U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was confirmed by the Senate to the D.C. Court of Appeals on May 8, 2003. America and the Courts highlights John Roberts' entire testimony during his ...
229Oct 22, 2003
Justice Janice Brown Nomination
Justice Brown testified about her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Among the issues she addressed were several opinions offered in previous speeches and ...
185Sep 17, 2003
Combating Gang Violence
Law enforcement officials testified about the problems of gang violence, the spread of gangs, prosecuting gang members for criminal activity, potential legislation criminalizing gang activity, and ...
155Mar 13, 2003
Priscilla Owen Nomination Hearing
Judge Owen testified about her nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This was her second confirmation hearing for the position after being rejected by the committee in the previous ...
151Jun 18, 2003
News Corp.-DirecTV Merger
Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between DirecTV and News Corporation. Among the issues they addressed were the state of competition in the media industry, media concentration, and ...
144Jul 7, 2004
Human Trafficking and Slavery
Witnesses testified regarding slavery and human trafficking. Among the topics addressed were the number and destinations of people trafficked, efforts to rescue victims, and the prosecution of ...
140Jun 8, 2004
Witnesses testified about government discrimination against religious expression and proposed programs to support faith-based charitable initiatives. Following opening statements and comments ...
130Jul 30, 2003
Programs for Mentally Ill Offenders
Witnesses testified about programs the criminal justice system offers for mentally ill offenders. Concern was expressed that jails and prisons did not have adequate programs to treat mentally ...
128Oct 14, 2003
Recruitment of Terrorists in Chaplaincy Programs
Witnesses testified about the chaplain programs in the military and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in the aftermath of apparent security breaches at Guantanamo. They reported on how chaplains are ...
110Apr 7, 2004
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 cases, ...
103Jun 26, 2003
Wahhabi Influence in the United States
Witnesses testified about terrorist activities in the U.S. and the influence of Wahhabi Islam on terrorist sentiments both within the U.S. and around the world. Among the issues they addressed ...
97Jun 11, 2003
Mr. Pryor and Ms. Stuart testified about their qualifications, judicial philosophy. Mr. Pryor was extensively questioned about past statements on abortion and various decisions ...
94Aug 19, 2004
September 11 Commission Recommendations
Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on border security and the FBI’s role in counterintelligence, as well as ways of increasing ...
88Feb 5, 2003
Federal Judicial Nominations
Nominees for appointment to the federal bench testified about their qualifications and their judicial philosophies.
87Jul 25, 2003
Witnesses testified regarding the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the United States, and human trafficking around the world. Human trafficking was estimated to be a $9.5 billion per year ...
78Mar 4, 2003
Efforts to Combat Terrorism
Administration officials testified about efforts to improve counterterrorism efforts, homeland security, and intelligence information issues. Among the topics they addressed were law ...
74Jul 30, 2003
Nominees for the federal judiciary testified about their qualifications and views on the law. Senators Levin and Stabenow testified about their opposition to the consideration of nominees from ...
73Oct 21, 2003
U.S. Terrorism Prevention Efforts
A hearing was held to examine the adequacy of the federal laws designed to protect the American public against acts of terrorism on U.S. soil and whether additional tools, reporting obligations and ...
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