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House Judiciary Committee

Deliberately Walking When Others Sprint

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.

Bob Goodlatte's Inner Circle

Meet the 19 people who are closest to Bob Goodlatte.

The House's Legal Team

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...

A Nearly 50-Year Liberal Legacy

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.

How the House Judiciary Committee Made Killing Patent Trolls a 2013 Priority

The bill, designed to rein in abusive patent-litigation practices, passed the House 325-91 with sweeping bipartisan support.

A Different Approach on Immigration

Republicans on House Judiciary insist that reform is not dead—and they may be right.

Why Patriot Act Author Argues Surveillance Powers Were Abused

For Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, one small word made a very large difference.

Sentencing Reform Pushes to Make Punishment Fit the Crime

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."

Deliberately Walking When Others Sprint

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.

Bob Goodlatte's Inner Circle

Meet the 19 people who are closest to Bob Goodlatte.

The House's Legal Team

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...

A Nearly 50-Year Liberal Legacy

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.

How the House Judiciary Committee Made Killing Patent Trolls a 2013 Priority

The bill, designed to rein in abusive patent-litigation practices, passed the House 325-91 with sweeping bipartisan support.

A Different Approach on Immigration

Republicans on House Judiciary insist that reform is not dead—and they may be right.

Why Patriot Act Author Argues Surveillance Powers Were Abused

For Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, one small word made a very large difference.

Sentencing Reform Pushes to Make Punishment Fit the Crime

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."

 
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