If implemented, a bill under consideration by the West Virginia state House Judiciary Committee would permit individuals officially licensed to carry a concealed firearm to do so on the campus of a state institution of higher education. House Bill 2519, or the Campus Self-Defense Act, was introduced Jan. 18 and has 11 official Republican sponsors. Members of the Marshall University community, including President Jerry Gilbert, have noted their hesitation toward the proposal. “We are very concerned right now about the campus carry bill,” Gilbert said. “These are young people, not that it makes any difference if they are young or old, but they are concentrated in an environment that is much different than the general public. They are housed and congregated in locations, and there are situations that can arise on a college campus where tempers can flare and you can have people that may do things in haste, and to have firearms in that situation, I think it’s very … [Read more...] about Campus Self-Defense Act considered by House Judiciary Committee
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Congress House Democrats leading a sweeping set of investigations into President Donald Trump and his administration announced Tuesday they’ve added two heavyweight legal consultants to the Judiciary Committee. Norm Eisen, a former White House lawyer in the Obama administration and an outspoken Trump critic, is signing on as a part-time counsel to help Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler conduct oversight of the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.Story Continued Below Also joining Nadler’s team is Barry Berke, a New York-based criminal defense attorney who has handled a series of white-collar cases. “We are fortunate to be adding the insight and expertise of two widely respected legal authorities to the staff of the House Judiciary Committee as we look to restore accountability, safeguard our democracy, and protect the rule of law,” Nadler said in a prepared statement. Nadler’s committee is front and center in the … [Read more...] about Democrats tap Norm Eisen to consult on House Judiciary Committee
February 8, 2019 By Dar Danielson Matt Whitaker Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker had a testy exchange with the chair of the House Judiciary Committee today during hearing in which lawmakers asked him for details on his handling of the criminal investigations surrounding President Donald Trump. The chair of the committee, Democrat Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York asked Whitaker, who is an Ankeny, Iowa native, was asked if he had talked with President Trump about the investigation. “As I’ve said earlier today in my opening remarks — I do not intend today to talk about my private conversations with the president of the United States. But to answer your question, I have not talked to the president of the United States about the special counsel’s investigation, ” Whitaker replied. Nadler then asked Whitaker if he had talked with White House officials about the investigation. “Again mister chairman, as I mentioned in my … [Read more...] about Acting Attorney General Whitaker appears before House Judiciary Committee
House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, speaks with Delegates Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, and Moore Capito, R-Kanawha, during a Judiciary Committee meeting. Photo by Perry Bennett, W.Va. Legislative Services CHARLESTON — An attempt to follow Vermont’s lead and allow lower-cost prescription drugs into West Virginia from Canada was halted after lawmakers decided to study the idea instead. House Bill 2319 — proposed by Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh — would create a state-administered wholesale prescription drug importation program. The bill passed the House Health and Human Resources Committee last week, but on Monday the House Judiciary Committee voted to turn the bill into a study resolution. “It’s further than it got the last time, so clearly big pharma and the organized opposition got to the leadership and sunk this thing again,” Bates said. “We’ll just keep going forward.” Bates’ bill, similar to HB 4294 … [Read more...] about West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Bottles Up Canadian Drug Import Bill
Scott Wartman Cincinnati Enquirer Published 8:16 AM EST Nov 16, 2018 Rep. Steve Chabot, fresh off a tough re-election campaign, now has a new battle. At stake is the top Republican spot on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, a key committee where any investigations or impeachment of President Donald Trump would begin. The competition could put him at odds with his fellow Ohio Republican colleague and congressman, Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, who Politico reported is Trump's preference for the post. If the Democrats launch investigations into Trump's administration when they take over in January, Chabot wants to be in the middle of the fray for the Republicans. He opposes impeachment, saying there's no evidence Trump has done anything illegal. "We know the Democratic base is going to be urging and pushing the Democrats in the judiciary committee to move forward on impeachment on everybody from cabinet officials to the … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment: Who will lead House Judiciary Committee GOP?