The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet next Tuesday to review the Department of Justice's preparations for the 2008 presidential election, the committee announced this afternoon.

The department is responsible for enforcing U.S. voting laws and safeguarding citizens' right to vote. That includes upholding nondiscrimination laws and prosecuting election crimes.

The committee has requested testimony from the assistant attorneys general of the department's criminal and civil rights divisions, as well as a law professor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.