House Judiciary Committee

17 Jun 19
Boston Herald
The abortion debate will fire up Beacon Hill today, as lawmakers move on so-called ROE Act legislation and groups for and against expanding access to abortions face off in the State House. The Legislature plans a hearing on “An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access” — commonly referred to as the ROE Act, a reference to the landmark Roe v. Wade 1973 Supreme Court case — at 1 p.m. The ROE Act would expand access to abortions after 24 weeks in cases of fatal fetal anomalies, not just when necessary to save a woman’s life. It would also no longer require women under age 18 to gain permission from a parent or judge to get an abortion. The ACLU of Massachusetts, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts have created a coalition to rally in support expanded abortion rights, and has called on supporters to come out Monday to support the bill. Anti-abortion activist group Massachusetts Citizens for Life plans to hold a rally outside the General Hooker entrance to the State House at 10 a.m., according to Myrna Maloney Flynn, the group’s vice president, who also intends to testify at the hearing with two other members of her organization. Flynn said in a statement Sunday, “I have to believe committee members are searching their conscience on this. I’m willing to bet each one has at least some reservation about one of the radical provisions within this bill. The question is whether any will step forward to voice that reservation. My sense is that, if one committee member does, others will follow. So I look forward to hearing from those on the judiciary committee who opt to bravely reject this legislation and refuse to trade lives for votes.” Attorney General Maura Healey countered, “We need to do everything we can in Massachusetts to make sure women have access to the health care they need. I look forward to testifying tomorrow at the hearing tomorrow in support of it.” With a Supreme Court that many on both sides suspect might be friendlier to challenges to Roe v. Wade, some more conservative states have begun to pass increasingly restrictive laws around abortion, statutes that are being challenged in the courts as the longstanding national debate around abortion flares back up. Massachusetts Republican State Committee Chairman Jim Lyons has vowed to fight the bill, blasting it as promoting “infanticide.” Gov. Charlie Baker has said he opposes late-term abortions and supports current Massachusetts abortion laws.
16 Jun 19
Prasad's Rambles

Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Dems’ fear of Pelosi Published on June 17, 2019 at 04:00AM by Rachael Bade, The Washington Post Prominent liberals in the House, impatient with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump, seemed on the brink of a major breakthrough one night last month. The chairman of the […]

16 Jun 19
NATION AND STATE

Will the government pull the anti-trust trigger on tech stocks, or won’t it? That’s the question a growing number of investors are asking, and certainly need to know the answer to, before continuing to buy the Nasdaq, and especially the 5 FAANG stocks that have account for a significant portion of the market’s upside in […]

16 Jun 19
The PACT Institute Blog

By Debra Campbell, MS, LMFT PACT Ambassador, Level 3 gocuris.com/debracampbell.html When a couple comes to our office, they bring a dynamic in the relationship that pains them.  Neither partner sees the issue in the same way, and they don’t know how to solve it.  Often, they’ve argued about it repeatedly. Talking about it just starts […]

16 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

The prominent Liberals in the House, impatient with the opposition of the Honorable Nancy Pelosi to indict President Trump, seemed on the verge of a major turnaround one night last month. The president of the judiciary committee, a key ally of Pelosi and the man who would preside over the hearings, was preparing to make […]

16 Jun 19
The Law Pantry

Drew Reed Introduction Separation of powers (SoP) exists so that no single body or person has unlimited power, and so that different bodies cooperate with together. Legislature (Parliament) make laws; the judiciary settle disputes; and the executive (government) implement the law and command the resources of the state. Lord Hope in AG v Jackson, states […]

16 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Should the federal government break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon? Last week, the House Judiciary Committee began investigating this question, marking Congress’s first major antitrust probe in decades. Members of both parties are understandably concerned about tech giants, with some politicians going so far as to push for major tech firms to […]

16 Jun 19
FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

[vemba-video id=”us/2019/06/12/jon-stewart-first-responders-jacket-brooke-baldwin-nr-vpx.cnn”] They are the people whose plight brought comedian and activist Jon Stewart to tears during an impassioned appearance before Congress this week over funds for other ailing first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They bear lasting scars from their long hours of work in the pile of destruction that remained after the World Trade […]

16 Jun 19
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

(CNN) — Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never been compassionate in his congressional dealings when it comes to passing health care packages for first responders. “In terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale […]

16 Jun 19
FOX 61

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never been compassionate in his congressional dealings when it comes to passing health care packages for first responders. “In terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this […]

16 Jun 19
BCNN1 WP

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo “chemical castration” while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it.

16 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

WASHINGTON — Most Americans say the White House should comply with subpoenas for witnesses and documents issued by congressional committees investigating President Trump and his administration, and by nearly 2-1 they want to hear former special counsel Robert Mueller testify publicly about his inquiry into the 2016 election. A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds those […]

16 Jun 19

By Jon Dougherty (NationalSentinel) Admittedly, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been a bit of an enigma since POTUS Donald Trump was elected president. Graham faced off against Trump in the GOP primaries in 2016 but never drew the kind of support that would land him in contention. And for that period of time, he seemed […]