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Senate Opens Hearings for Obama Attorney General Nominee
Loretta Lynch, who is seeking to become the first Black female in the esteemed position, promised a...


Senate Panel OK's Obama Attorney General Pick
By a vote of 12-8, Loretta Lynch's nomination moves to the Senate floor....


Senate Panel Approves Nomination of Debo Adegbile to Justice Dept. Post
Debo Adegbile, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Co...


Commentary: The Senate’s Uncourageous Civil Rights Vote
By voting against Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights divis...


Bill Named After Hadiya Pendleton Clears Senate Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee approves a gun-control measure named in part for Hadiya Pendleton....


Obama's ATF Nominee Gets Senate Hearing
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a confirmation hearing for ATF nominee B. Todd Jones....


Michigan Senators Spar Over Juneteenth Slavery Resolution
A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery...


Obama Urges Swift Action to Improve Criminal Justice System
President addresses the NAACP convention in Philadelphia....


Witness at Senate Hearing Says "End Racial Profiling Act" Offends Police
Witnesses offered different perspectives on profiling and debated the "End Racial Profiling Act."...


Voting Rights Activists Want to Know: Is the Amendment DOA in Congress?
Leaders push Congress to act on voting rights legislation....


Influential Dem Latest to Oppose Obama Judge Pick
Rep. John Lewis joins the chorus of lawmakers who oppose Michael Boggs for the federal bench in Geo...


Eric Holder to Appear Before Senate to Discuss Gun-Running Program
Attorney General Eric Holder will be called on to discuss Operation Fast and Furious....


U.S. Senate Holds Hearings on Voting Problems
The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings to examine the widespread chall...


Senate Quietly Approves Judge Nominees
The Republican-controlled Senate allows for the confirmation of the majority of Obama's judicial pi...


Committee OKs Sotomayor for High Court
Committee OKs Sotomayor for High Court....


Sotomayor Wins GOP Support After Smooth Hearings
Sotomayor wins GOP backers after smooth hearings....


Liberal court pick ready for Senate GOP grilling
Liberal court pick ready for Senate GOP grilling...


Senate votes to extend USA Patriot Act for 1 year
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted Wednesday to extend for a year key provisions of the nation's c...


Sybrina Fulton Speaks at Florida Stand Your Ground Hearing
Sybrina Fulton has responded to the Florida state Senate Judiciary Committee's 7-2 vote for a bill ...


Lawmakers Ask Who Knew What About Bomb Suspect
Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bom...

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