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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Judiciary Committee
When East Haven police officers arrested a Catholic priest who was videotaping them in 2009, it sparked calls for the state legislature to better protect the public's right to record the actions of law enforcement officials.
People barred from buying guns for mental health reasons should be allowed to prove to a judge they're capable of owning a firearm, supporters told a House committee Wednesday.
About 80 House members wrote a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to renew the enforcement of a federal prohibition on the import of military-style, semiautomatic firearms.
A Pennsylvania state senator said the chamber took a first step Tuesday toward trying to change Pennsylvania's status as the only state government that has never helped the poor get lawyers to defend them in criminal cases.
A New Orleans lawmaker persuaded his colleagues in the House to rework his bill targeting traffic cameras so that it would require local voters to approve the enforcement systems before they could be used in towns and cities.
A Senate legislative panel considered a bill Tuesday that would eliminate straight-ticket voting in Rhode Island, one of more than a dozen states that give voters the option of picking all the candidates of one party with a single ballot mark.
Led by former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, New Hampshire death penalty opponents pressed for repeal at a marathon Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday.
A House committee has decided to delay the Senate's plan to rework Maryland's bail hearing process.
A measure to address longstanding concerns that police in Vermont lack space to store guns being held in domestic abuse cases appeared in jeopardy Wednesday as a Senate committee discussed whether the underlying practice is constitutional.
Maryland's legislature apparently won't eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana possession this year, but a House committee isn't ruling it out for the future.
A woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack said Wednesday she is "heartbroken" that Connecticut lawmakers recommended she not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages, adding that she had hoped to tell her side of the story in a courtroom.
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Efforts to add wine-infused ice cream to supermarket shelves got a frosty reception Thursday from Louisiana lawmakers who worried that minors could get drunk off the tasty treat.
A proposal to let courts create specialized divisions to handle human trafficking cases received the unanimous backing Thursday of the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democratic candidate of the U.S. Senate, woke up Wednesday to some tough headlines in local newspapers after a video was unearthed in which he warned that if the GOP takes control of the Senate, then Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, "a farmer" who "never who "never went to law school," would takeover the Senate Judiciary Committee.