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Nadler, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Eliminate Excessive Court Fines and Fees That Target Low Income Communities

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the State Justice Improvement Act, legislation that will make lasting changes to America’s criminal justice system. Across the country, courts often impose fines and fees without considering an individual’s ability to pay – disproportionately impacting low income communities and communities of color. Th... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Current State of Integration of People with Disabilities"

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on "Oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Current State of Integration of People with Disabilities:" "Thank you, Chairman Cohen, and thank you to all of... Read more »

House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Members Provide Amazon with Final Chance to Correct the Record Following a Series of Misleading Testimony and Statements

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Washington, D.C. - Following the publication of multiple reports that directly contradict the sworn testimony of representatives on behalf of Amazon and other statements to Congress about its business practices, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO), Antitrust Subcommittee... Read more »

Congressional Democrats Condemn Johnson & Johnson's Declaration of Bankruptcy to Evade Accountability Over Talc Claims

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressional sponsors of the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021 issued the following statements condemning Johnson & Johnson for placing its liabilities for thousands of lawsuits alleging its talc-based products caused cancer into bankruptcy: “Once again, a corporate giant is seeking to exploit a loophole in the bankruptcy system to evade accountability for the ha... Read more »

Senator Markey, Chairs Nadler and Johnson, and Rep. Jones Statement on White House Supreme Court Commission Draft Materials

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Washington, D.C. – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Hank Johnson (GA-04), and Representative Mondaire Jones (NY-17) released the following statement after the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States released its initial dr... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on District Court Ruling Blocking Enforcement of Texas Law SB 8

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted the Department of Justice’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Texas’ law SB 8: "This injunction is an important first step in protecting the constitutional right to access an abortion. As... Read more »

Bipartisan Judiciary Committee Members Introduce Legislation to Clarify Retroactivity of Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reform

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Chair Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Subcommittee Members David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Thomas Massie (R-KY), introduced the bipartisan Terry Technical Correction Act, which clarifies that all offenders who were sentenced for a crack cocaine offense b... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2884, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 2884, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act: "H.R. 2884, the 'Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act,' is the final bipartisan measure we ar... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 3617, the MORE Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 3617, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2021: "I am proud to have introduced H.R. 3617, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act,' or the 'MORE Act,' joined by my colleagues Represe... Read more »