Sponsored by
senate judiciary committee

senate judiciary committeeRSS

Ketanji Brown Jackson vows to decide U.S. Supreme Court cases from a 'neutral posture'

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began her four-day confirmation process to become the nation's first Black female associate justice on Monday, listening to hours of opening statements from Senate Judiciary Committee members before giving her own.... Read more»

Biden cites 40-day timeline for Supreme Court confirmation

The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin, and the panel's top Republican, Chuck Grassley, met with the president Tuesday afternoon to discuss a 40-day confirmation timeline for a new Supreme Court pick.... Read more»

Incremental movement on Arizona justice reform, but 'the big stuff is toast' in 2021

Several noteworthy criminal justice reform bills are working their way through the legislative process, but a major sentencing reform proposal that advocates have spent three years pushing is among the legislation that appears destined to fall short. Thursday is the deadline for Senate committees to hear House bills, and vice versa. And the final Senate Judiciary Committee agenda before the deadline hits has some notable omissions.... Read more»

Senate announces election audit agreement; Maricopa County says there isn’t one

The Arizona Senate on Wednesday announced that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors agreed to drop its legal fight challenging sweeping subpoenas, but the county later said no agreement was in place and that negotiations were ongoing.... Read more»

Arizona Senate will subpoena Maricopa County for election audit

Amid false claims of election fraud spread by President Donald Trump and Arizona Republican leaders, the Arizona Senate will issue subpoenas to inspect and audit ballot counting machines in Maricopa County, a top Republican senator announced Monday at the conclusion of a six-hour-long legislative hearing into the November election.... Read more»

Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

Arizona senators split along party lines after rushed vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.... Read more»

Amid pandemic, gun control advocates celebrate wins on NRA’s home turf

Taking time out from overseeing Virginia’s response to the pandemic, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed a slate of bills: requiring universal background checks on firearm purchases, restricting handgun purchases to one a month and allowing law enforcement to seize guns from people who may be a risk to themselves or others.... Read more»

Early-voting bill would disenfranchise thousands of Arizonans, protesters contend

Senate Bill 1032 would throw out a vote if the envelope containing the ballot wasn’t signed as required – that signature confirms the person is registered to vote and voted on the ballot tucked inside.... Read more»