Judicial

Congress can create a smarter criminal justice system

It’s time to change our country’s extreme sentencing laws that destroy lives and waste taxpayer dollars with no benefit to public safety. We need the Smarter Sentencing Act to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more humane.

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Sexual assault and chain of command

The sexual assault epidemic in today’s military is appalling and threatens the safety of all of our brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our nation. In a nation that has been at war for over 12 years, it significantly undercuts military readiness.

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The Gillibrand amendment will root out rapists

I love the Corps and everything it stands for. It makes me furious to know that at this very moment there are individuals walking around wearing our uniform, perpetrating unspeakable crimes against our Marines - and getting away with it.

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Why we want to impeach the attorney general

Since the contempt resolutions passed the House with the support of 17 Democrats, Mr. Holder has continued to disregard the Constitution by failing to enforce federal laws.

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Obama’s failure of leadership on Guantánamo

As Congress begins debate on the 2014 defense authorization bill this week, both the president and the legislature have an opportunity to make meaningful progress toward closing Guantánamo and ending the human rights tragedy there.  President Obama has promised to shutter the off-shore prison, which was designed to be outside the law and reserved exclusively for Muslims, but has until now failed to use the power that he has under current law to do it.  Congress, meanwhile, has placed unnecessary restrictions on releasing detainees.

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Cornelia Pillard is unfit for the D.C. Circuit Court

The development and birth of a baby is a challenging, yet privileged experience. It is a biological reality that women get pregnant and subsequently give birth to a child whom they are entrusted to raise. Yet this privilege is apparently offensive to President Obama’s nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Cornelia T. Pillard.

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Is Obama trying to pack the DC appeals court?

The D.C. Circuit is the nation’s top regulatory court, responsible for scrutinizing many of the federal government’s most expensive and far-reaching actions. No wonder, then, that President Barack Obama is now trying to push three new judges onto the court and tilt it decisively in his favor. A great deal is at stake here for the U.S. economy, and it is high time for the Senate to have its say.

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The Supreme Court eyes the EPA

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review whether its past decisions to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate auto and truck emissions of various gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) also justified granting EPA the ability, without legislative authority, to perform the identical regulation of stationary energy producing facilities.

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