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The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, informally the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of 22 U.S. senators whose role is to oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ), consider executive and judicial nominations, and review pending legislation.

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Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy and the upcoming battle to replace the late..
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement. Here are the members up for reelection

Changes in the ranks after the 2020 election will influence who fills Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat.
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Graham says he supports filling SCOTUS seat before election

The Judiciary Committee chair had previously said he would not support filling a vacant seat in an election year.
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Comey to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about 2016 probe

Comey will testify about his involvement in the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Were the Kavanaugh documents Cory Booker released really "committee confidential?"

Democratic Senator Cory Booker released a batch of emails Thursday morning that were supposedly only for the eyes of the Senate Judiciary Committee. CBS News' Mola Lenghi reports from Washington, and..
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Republicans Secure More Subpoena Power in Push to Discredit Russia Inquiry

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee authorized their chairman to subpoena dozens of F.B.I. and former Obama administration officials, including a top aide to Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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U.S. Senate panel approves subpoena authority in Trump-Russia probe

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping subpoena power on Thursday for a politically charged congressional probe of an FBI investigation into Republican President Donald Trump's 2016..
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Senate to hold 'deep dive' review of Floyd death

After widespread unrest, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham announces hearings into the death of George Floyd, the police use of force and the treatment of black people in the United..
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Judge Justin Walker Faces Scrutiny in Bid for Seat on Powerful Appeals Court

No stranger to partisan warfare at 37, Judge Justin Walker will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering him for a seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals.
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U.S. lawmakers to hold hearing on bill that fights child sexual abuse while threatening encryption

The Senate Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday it would hold a hearing on March 11 to discuss legislation aimed at curbing the online distribution of child sexual abuse material and penalizing..
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Pelosi says House will send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week, setting stage for trial soon

Nancy Pelosi has asked the Judiciary Committee to draft a resolution that would name House managers, who will act as prosecutors in a Senate trial.
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Senate Republican eyes rule change to kick start Trump impeachment trial

The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he wants the Senate to launch an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump within days and wrap it up this month, even if it means..
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The Breach Widens as Congress Nears a Partisan Impeachment

Fleeting efforts at persuasion by members of the Judiciary Committee gave way to disputes over basic facts during a marathon debate over articles of impeachment.
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5 things Republicans tried to change in the impeachment articles against Trump

Included in the amendments proposed by Republican members of the Judiciary Committee were efforts to remove both articles of impeachment altogether.
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Withering Criticism of F.B.I. as Watchdog Presents Russia Inquiry Findings

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the Justice Department’s inspector general recounted egregious problems with wiretap files.
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How Lawmakers Will Debate Articles of Impeachment

The deliberative, sometimes tedious process lets members of the Judiciary Committee propose changes to the articles of impeachment before voting to recommend them to the full House. It can get messy.
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Trump’s Lawyers Won’t Participate in Impeachment Hearing on Wednesday

They did not rule out future participation, but said they will not appear at the Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing, featuring legal experts who will offer assessments on impeachment.
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House Intelligence Committee set to review Ukraine report Monday, vote expected Tuesday

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Collins requests extra witnesses at impeachment hearing

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House Judiciary Panel Asks Trump if He Will Present Impeachment Defense

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gave the president until next Friday to say if he will present evidence or call witnesses.
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Judiciary Committee to hold first impeachment hearing next week

The first hearing will feature testimony from legal experts about the constitutional grounds for impeachment
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Giuliani defends Trump as Judiciary Committee takes next steps in impeachment inquiry

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Kavanaugh's history of "excessive drinking" relevant to FBI investigation

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Graham says Mueller investigation is "over for me"

Sen. Lindsey Graham joins Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr's upcoming testimony to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," August 25

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Graham warns Trump against "really risky" drawdown of troops in Afghanistan

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Why the anger of women is dismissed

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Inside the decision to delay Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation

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Trump stands by Barr after testimony

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Mueller corrects testimony on question about charging Trump

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'I'm an opportunist': With all eyes on the Judiciary Committee, the office across the hall seeks to capitalize

For months, all eyes have been on the House Judiciary Committee. With his office across the hall, Rep. Brian Babin sees an opportunity.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal grills DHS Secretary on US-Mexico deal

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Nadler says DOJ to provide "key evidence" from Mueller report

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