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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's slow pace is maddening to activists who want changes to the law. But it suits him just fine.
Meet the 19 people who are closest to Bob Goodlatte.
The Judiciary Committee likes to call itself the "House's lawyer," and for most of the first 200 years of its history, only members with a law degree served on the panel. Today...
Rep. John Conyers has served long enough that he can point with pride to an endorsement from Martin Luther King Jr. But he's not done yet.
The bill, designed to rein in abusive patent-litigation practices, passed the House 325-91 with sweeping bipartisan support.
Republicans on House Judiciary insist that reform is not dead—and they may be right.
For Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, one small word made a very large difference.
On the Hill, momentum for reform is the highest it's been in years, with the focus on everything from penalties for drug crimes to "overcriminalization."