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  • Interfaith coalition urges Senate action on Supreme Court vacancy

    2 weeks ago

    Fifteen Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

    During a conference call Thursday, 40 national and state religious organizations urged senators to hold a...

  • Senate Republicans move to block Obama high court pick

    February 23, 2016 | 1:32 pm

    The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday ruled out confirmation hearings for any U.S. Supreme Court nominee from President Barack Obama, aiming to slam the door on his ability to name a justice who could change the court's balance of power.

    Chairman Chuck Grassley...

  • The Second Amendment and the Golden Calf

    By Aryeh Cohen

    March 15, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Yesterday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a ban on 157 different types of assault weapons, and magazines containing more than ten bullets, Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas, lectured Diane Feinstein on the Constitution. Cruz archly asked Feinstein, the author...

  • Newtown rabbi joins Muslim, Christian clergy in urging gun controls

    March 12, 2013 | 8:07 am

    Interfaith clergy from Newtown, Conn., in an open letter urged a leading Republican to back far-reaching gun controls.

    Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel was among the 12 clergy from Newtown, the site of a school massacre last December, who signed the letter to Sen....

  • Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan approved by Senate Judiciary Committee in 13-6 vote

    July 20, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    From LATimes.com:

    Elena Kagan, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee on a nearly party-line vote Tuesday, her next to last hurdle before gaining a lifetime seat on the high court.

    The vote was 13-6, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joining the majority Democrats.

    Read the full story at LATimes.com.