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LIVE: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Russian Meddling US Election, Officials Testify 7/26/17
LIVE: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Russian Meddling US Election, Officials Testify 7/26/17
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Trump White House
LIVE: William Browder Testifies before Senate Judiciary Hearing Russian Meddling US Election 7/27/17
LIVE: William Browder Testifies before Senate Judiciary Hearing Russian Meddling US Election 7/27/17
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Trump White House
Russia Election Interference Hearing At Senate Judiciary Commitee 7/27/2017
Russia Election Interference Hearing At Senate Judiciary Commitee 7/27/2017
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: President Trump
LIVE STREAM: Senate Judiciary Committee FISA Reauthorization Hearing 6/27/17
LIVE STREAM: Senate Judiciary Committee FISA Reauthorization Hearing 6/27/17
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
LIVE STREAM: Free Speech On College Campuses Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee 6/20/17
LIVE STREAM: Free Speech On College Campuses Hearing - Senate Judiciary Committee 6/20/17
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
LIVE STREAM: James Comey Senate Judiciary Committee 5/3/17
LIVE STREAM: James Comey Senate Judiciary Committee 5/3/17
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
LIVE STREAM: Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Judge Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination
LIVE STREAM: Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Judge Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Golden State Times
Senate Judiciary Committee opens investigation into former U.S. AG Loretta Lynch
Senate Judiciary Committee opens investigation into former U.S. AG Loretta Lynch
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Fox Business
Senate Judiciary Commitee Hearing on Russia 2016 Election Influence & Foreign Agents 7/27/2017
Senate Judiciary Commitee Hearing on Russia 2016 Election Influence & Foreign Agents 7/27/2017
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: President Trump
Senate Judiciary Committee opens new investigation into Hillary Clinton
Senate Judiciary Committee opens new investigation into Hillary Clinton
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: The Outer Light
LIVE: Trump’s FBI director nominee testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee
LIVE: Trump’s FBI director nominee testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Ruptly TV
Donald Trump Jr. speaks to the Senate Judiciary Committee
Donald Trump Jr. speaks to the Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: ABC News
Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Judge Neil Gorsuch | TIME
Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Judge Neil Gorsuch | TIME
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: TIME
Senator Coons speaks at the Judiciary Committee, May 8 2017
Senator Coons speaks at the Judiciary Committee, May 8 2017
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Recognizes Veterans for American Ideals
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Recognizes Veterans for American Ideals
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Vets For American Ideals
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department nominations. Makan Delrahim.
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department nominations. Makan Delrahim.
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: CHANNEL90seconds newscom
Senate Judiciary Approves Gorsuch-Full Debate And Vote
Senate Judiciary Approves Gorsuch-Full Debate And Vote
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Michael McIntee
Mueller to meet with Senate Judiciary Committee Leaders. #Mueller #Senate #RussiaProbe
Mueller to meet with Senate Judiciary Committee Leaders. #Mueller #Senate #RussiaProbe
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
USA: MICROSOFT BOSS QUESTIONED AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING (2)
USA: MICROSOFT BOSS QUESTIONED AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING (2)
Published: 2015/07/28
Channel: AP Archive
Senator Al Franken Speaks out in Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Senator Al Franken Speaks out in Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Sen. Al Franken
What Does The Senate Committee On The Judiciary Do?
What Does The Senate Committee On The Judiciary Do?
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Question Bag
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: Claremont Institute
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on visa fraud schemes. Mar. 15.  2017.
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on visa fraud schemes. Mar. 15. 2017.
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: CHANNEL90seconds newscom
Sen. Cornyn Questions Judge Sotomayor at Confirmation Hearing
Sen. Cornyn Questions Judge Sotomayor at Confirmation Hearing
Published: 2009/07/15
Channel: Senator John Cornyn
Sandy Adams exchange with Senator Dick Durbin at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
Sandy Adams exchange with Senator Dick Durbin at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: NRA
WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Judge Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination 4/3/2017
WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Judge Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination 4/3/2017
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: DONALD TRUMP SPEECHES & PRESS CONFERENCE
LIVE COVERAGE: Comey Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee
LIVE COVERAGE: Comey Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Right Side Broadcasting Network
Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on releasing Fusion GPS testimony
Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on releasing Fusion GPS testimony
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Fox Business
Bork Supreme Court Nomination Senate Judiciary Committee Vote
Bork Supreme Court Nomination Senate Judiciary Committee Vote
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: C-SPAN
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: James Parks
Senator Leahy Passes The Gavel To New Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley
Senator Leahy Passes The Gavel To New Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
FBI Director James Comey testifying Senate Judiciary Committee on 2016 election. May 3, 2017.
FBI Director James Comey testifying Senate Judiciary Committee on 2016 election. May 3, 2017.
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: CHANNEL90seconds newscom
FULL: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Neil Gorsuch (FNN)
FULL: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Neil Gorsuch (FNN)
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: FOX 10 Phoenix
Sen Franken
Sen Franken's Sharp Questions For Judge Gorsuch At Confirmation Hearing- Round 1
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Michael McIntee
Senate Committee on Judiciary Visits Court of Appeal President, Bulkachuwa
Senate Committee on Judiciary Visits Court of Appeal President, Bulkachuwa
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: NTA News
Bruce Beemer Addresses The Senate Judiciary Committee
Bruce Beemer Addresses The Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: PennLive.com
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: Claremont Institute
Senator Coons speaks at Senate Judiciary Nomination Hearing September 6, 2017
Senator Coons speaks at Senate Judiciary Nomination Hearing September 6, 2017
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Trump Jr. To Talk Russia with Senate Judiciary Committee
Trump Jr. To Talk Russia with Senate Judiciary Committee
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: Kristi Collins
Sen. Cruz
Sen. Cruz's Opening Statement at Judiciary Hearing on the First Amendment
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: SenTedCruz
Senator Coons speaks at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing May 2, 2017
Senator Coons speaks at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing May 2, 2017
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Supreme Court Justice Nominee Vote
Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Supreme Court Justice Nominee Vote
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Faith and Action
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Q&A at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Guns
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Q&A at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Guns
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: SenTedCruz
Senator Al Franken Destroys Jeff Sessions Before Committee Votes For Him To Be Next Attorney General
Senator Al Franken Destroys Jeff Sessions Before Committee Votes For Him To Be Next Attorney General
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: wwwMOXNEWScom
Speaking at the Judiciary Committee Hearing for Attorney General Nominee Senator Jeff Sessions
Speaking at the Judiciary Committee Hearing for Attorney General Nominee Senator Jeff Sessions
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: SenatorDurbin
FBI Director James Comey testifying Senate Judiciary Committee #BREAKING
FBI Director James Comey testifying Senate Judiciary Committee #BREAKING
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Tony's - 24/7 Eyes
Christopher A. Wray, Trump’s FBI nominee, testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Christopher A. Wray, Trump’s FBI nominee, testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: New China TV
Senator Coons speaks at Judiciary Committee IP hearing April 25, 2017
Senator Coons speaks at Judiciary Committee IP hearing April 25, 2017
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Senator Coons Q&A at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing May 3, 2017 A
Senator Coons Q&A at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing May 3, 2017 A
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Senate Judiciary Committee: Foreign Agents
Senate Judiciary Committee: Foreign Agents
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: James Parks
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Senate Judiciary Committee
Standing committee
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United States Senate
115th Congress
History
Formed December 10, 1816
Leadership
Chair Chuck Grassley (R)
Since January 3, 2015
Ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D)
Since January 3, 2017
Structure
Seats 20 members
Political parties Majority (11)
Minority (9)
Jurisdiction
Policy areas Federal judiciary, civil procedure, criminal procedure, civil liberties, copyrights, patents, trademarks, naturalization, constitutional amendments, congressional apportionment, state and territorial boundary lines
Oversight authority Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, federal judicial nominations
House counterpart House Committee on the Judiciary
Meeting place
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
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Website
judiciary.senate.gov
Rules
Sonia Sotomayor testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her nomination for the United States Supreme Court

The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, informally the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States Senate, of the United States Congress. The Judiciary Committee, with 20 members, is in charge of conducting hearings prior to the Senate votes on confirmation of federal judges (including Supreme Court justices) nominated by the President, as well as presidential appointments in the Department of Justice. In recent years, this role has made the committee increasingly a point of contention, with numerous party-line votes and standoffs over which judges should be approved. The committee also has a broad jurisdiction over matters relating to federal criminal law,[1] as well as human rights, immigration law, intellectual property rights, antitrust law, and Internet privacy. It is also Senate procedure that all proposed Constitutional Amendments pass through the Judiciary Committee.

History[edit]

Established in 1816 as one of the original standing committees in the United States Senate, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary is one of the oldest and most influential committees in Congress. Its broad legislative jurisdiction has assured its primary role as a forum for the public discussion of social and constitutional issues. The Committee is also responsible for oversight of key activities of the executive branch, and is responsible for the initial stages of the confirmation process of all judicial nominations for the federal judiciary.[2]

Members, 115th Congress[edit]

Majority - Republican Minority - Democratic

Historical membership[edit]

Members, 114th Congress[edit]

Majority - Republican Minority - Democratic

Source: 2013 Congressional Record, Vol. 159, Page S296 to 297

Current subcommittees[edit]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking member
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Mike Lee (R-UT) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
The Constitution Ted Cruz (R-TX) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Crime and Terrorism Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Border Security and Immigration John Cornyn (R-TX) Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts Ben Sasse (R-NE) Chris Coons (D-DE)
Privacy, Technology, and the Law Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Al Franken (D-MN)

Chair since 1816[edit]

Chair Party State Years
Dudley Chase Democratic-Republican Vermont 1816–1817
John J. Crittenden Democratic-Republican Kentucky 1817–1818
James Burrill, Jr. Federalist Rhode Island 1818–1820
William Smith Democratic-Republican South Carolina 1819–1823
Martin Van Buren Democratic-Republican New York 1823–1828
John M. Berrien Jacksonian Georgia 1828–1829
John Rowan Democratic-Republican Kentucky 1829–1831
William L. Marcy Jacksonian New York 1831–1832
William Wilkins Jacksonian Pennsylvania 1832–1833
John M. Clayton Anti-Jacksonian Delaware 1833–1836
Felix Grundy Jacksonian Tennessee 1836–1838
Garret D. Wall Democratic New Jersey 1838–1841
John M. Berrien Whig Georgia 1841–1845
Chester Ashley Democratic Arkansas 1845–1847
Andrew P. Butler Democratic South Carolina 1847–1857
James A. Bayard, Jr. Democratic Delaware 1857–1861
Lyman Trumbull Republican Illinois 1861–1872
George G. Wright Republican Iowa 1872
George F. Edmunds Republican Vermont 1872–1879
Allen G. Thurman Democratic Ohio 1879–1881
George F. Edmunds Republican Vermont 1881–1891
George Frisbie Hoar Republican Massachusetts 1891–1893
James L. Pugh Democratic Alabama 1893–1895
George Frisbie Hoar Republican Massachusetts 1895–1904
Orville H. Platt Republican Connecticut 1904–1905
Clarence D. Clark Republican Wyoming 1905–1912
Charles Allen Culberson Democratic Texas 1912–1919
Knute Nelson Republican Minnesota 1919–1923
Frank B. Brandegee Republican Connecticut 1923–1924
Albert B. Cummins Republican Iowa 1924–1926
George William Norris Republican Nebraska 1926–1933
Henry F. Ashurst Democratic Arizona 1933–1941
Frederick Van Nuys Democratic Indiana 1941–1945
Pat McCarran Democratic Nevada 1945–1947
Alexander Wiley Republican Wisconsin 1947–1949
Pat McCarran Democratic Nevada 1949–1953
William Langer Republican North Dakota 1953–1955
Harley M. Kilgore Democratic West Virginia 1955–1956
James Eastland Democratic Mississippi 1956–1978
Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Massachusetts 1978–1981
Strom Thurmond Republican South Carolina 1981–1987
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic Delaware 1987–1995
Orrin Hatch Republican Utah 1995–2001
Patrick Leahy[3] Democratic Vermont 2001
Orrin Hatch Republican Utah 2001
Patrick Leahy[4] Democratic Vermont 2001–2003
Orrin Hatch Republican Utah 2003–2005
Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvania 2005–2007
Patrick Leahy Democratic Vermont 2007–2015
Chuck Grassley Republican Iowa 2015–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to Senate Records: Chapter 13 Judiciary 1947-1968". National Archives. 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  2. ^ "History | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". www.judiciary.senate.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  3. ^ When the Senate convened in January 2001 17 days before President George W. Bush was inaugurated, there was a 50–50 split between Democrats and Republicans with Vice President Al Gore as a tiebreaking vote.
  4. ^ In June 2001, Republican Jim Jeffords declared himself an Independent and caucused with the Democrats, giving the Democrats majority control.

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