48,588May 10, 2011
Mobile Technology and Privacy, Industry and Consumer Officials
Industry representatives and consumer advocates testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that Apple’s ...
39,648Oct 5, 2011
Constitutional Role of Judges
Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial confirmation ...
32,398Feb 2, 2011
Constitutionality of Health Care Law
Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was ...
11,863Sep 21, 2011
Oversight of Google
Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google Books, or ...
6,566Nov 8, 2011
Justice Department Oversight
Attorney General Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. In his opening statement Mr. Holder addressed the controversy surrounding the Fast and Furious Operation, the Bureau of ...
4,549Oct 19, 2011
Immigration Policy Oversight
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing focusing on U.S. immigration policy. Among the topics she addressed were a planned ...
4,312Apr 24, 2012
Constitutionality of Arizona's Immigration Law
Current and former Arizona state officials testified on the constitutionality of their state’s immigration law and its impact on the state’s Latino community.
Following the end ...
3,696Jul 20, 2011
Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that bars federal recognition of same-sex ...
3,059Apr 25, 2012
Homeland Security Oversight
Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. In her remarks and answers to questions she addressed a number of issues, including ...
2,805Sep 19, 2012
Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism
Witnesses testified about hate violence and violent extremism, as well as the threat posed by domestic extremists in the United States. The hearing was held after a violent attack on a Sikh ...
2,678Apr 17, 2012
Witnesses testified on racial profiling and state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, relations between law enforcement and African-Americans, as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target ...
2,366Mar 29, 2011
Civil Rights of Muslim Americans
Witnesses testified on discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Among the topics they addressed were hate speech, law enforcement practices, anti-Muslim legislative efforts at ...
2,307May 11, 2011
The CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, and consumer and worker advocates testified on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson argued that the merger will ...
2,174Feb 9, 2012
Cameras in the Supreme Court Legislation
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to require the Supreme Court to permit video recording and broadcast of all open court proceedings. The bill provided that justices could disallow ...
2,164Dec 6, 2011
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. Proponents ...
2,118Jun 12, 2012
Justice Department Oversight
Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on national security leaks and the government’s “Fast and Furious” operation aimed at arresting ...
1,424Jul 25, 2012
Civics Education in Schools
Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics through her iCivics organization. Some of the other issues she addressed were state election of ...
1,118May 10, 2011
Mobile Technology and Privacy, Government Officials
Government officials testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that Apple’s iPhones collected location ...
1,011Jun 26, 2012
Deceptive Practices in Federal Elections
Civil rights advocates and election law scholars testified on legislation introduced by Senator Charles Schumer that imposes criminal penalties on deceptive practices and voter intimidation in ...
757Jun 29, 2011
Supreme Court Rulings and Corporate Behavior
Witnesses testified about several recent Supreme Court corporate rulings involving class-action lawsuits or matters involving corporate law. Among the topics addressed was the Wal-Mart ...
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