U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

GOP senators walk out of vote on subpoenas in U.S. Supreme Court ethics inquiry

BY: - November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Republican colleagues stormed out of a Democratic-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for two high-profile GOP operatives as part of an ethics probe into undisclosed financial ties to U.S. Supreme Court justices. The panel voted 11-0 to subpoena billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow […]

Search is on to fill U.S. District Court seat in Providence

BY: - July 12, 2023

An opening looming on the bench in the U.S. District Court of the District of Rhode Island is presenting a rare opportunity for the state’s Senate delegation to seek a deep, diverse pool of candidates to fill the seat by 2025. In a joint statement Wednesday, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse said they plan […]

 ‘Lobbying for my right to exist’: US Senate panel examines how states target trans kids

BY: - June 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — Harleigh Walker wants U.S. senators to understand she is a typical 16-year-old girl. She likes Taylor Swift. She enjoys being on her school’s debate team. And she listens way too loudly to music in her room. “I’m just trying to be a teenager in America,” she told senators on the U.S. Senate Judiciary […]