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Conyers and 11 Other House Judiciary Democrats Seek Answers from NFL in Ray Rice Domestic Violence Incident

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Tags: Crime

Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov / @HouseJudDems Today, several Members of the House Judiciary Committee issued a letter to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), raising questions related to their handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. The letter is signed by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Rep... Read more »

Bipartisan Bankruptcy Legislation Introduced in the House

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R- VA), Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), and House Judiciary Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) introduced H.R. 5421, the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014. The Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act is a bipartisan product of the Judiciary Committee’s long-standing ... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Fudge, Clay Laud DOJ Investigation Into The Ferguson Police Dept.

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Today, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) and Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) released the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced commencement of a separate, new civil rights “pattern and practice” investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department for possible discrimin... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Scott and Cohen Demand Congressional Hearing on Use of Excessive and Deadly Force by Police

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov/ @HouseJudDems Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Subcommittee on Crime Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Subcommittee on the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) requesti... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Statement on Tragic Events in Ferguson, Missouri

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DETROIT – Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement in response to ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri: "A few facts are clear: A young, unarmed man was shot by a police officer. A small town is under what is essentially martial law. Tear gas and rubber bullets are being used against everyday citizens. Serious and sweeping civil righ... Read more »

Reps. Conyers, Clay and Fudge Call on Department of Justice to Investigate the Death of Michael Brown

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Following the tragic killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers Jr. (MI-13), Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) ... Read more »

Conyers: Boehner Lawsuit Against President Obama Is Pure Political Theatre

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov / @HouseJudDems Conyers: Boehner Lawsuit Against President Obama Is Pure Political Theatre Today, Congressman John Conyers Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, opposed H. Res. 676, a resolution that would authorize the Speaker of the House to file suit against President Obama for “failure to enforce the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

Bipartisan Coalition of House Judiciary Committee Members Introduce the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014

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Tags: Antitrust

Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov For Immediate Release: July 29, 2014 Contact: Stephanie Báez (Conyers)(202) 225-6906 - Aaron Keyak (Nadler)(202) 202-225-5635 - Michael Hardaway (Jeffries) (202) 225-5936 BIPARTISAN COALITION OF HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS INTRODUCE THE TRADE SECRETS PROTECTION ACT OF 2014 Today, a bipartisan coalition of six House Judiciary Committ... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Laud Senator Leahy's Introduction Of The USA Freedom Act

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Stay informed and connected: Democrats.Judiciary.House.Gov For Immediate Release: July 29, 2014 Contact: Stephanie Báez(Conyers)(202) 225-6906 Aaron Keyak (Nadler)(202) 202-225-5635 David Dailey (Scott) (202) 225-8351 House Judiciary Democrats Laud Senator Leahy's Introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act Today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a Senate version of H.... Read more »

Conyers & Scott Hail Sentencing Commission’s Vote Providing Retroactive Fairness for Low Level Offenders

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Today, the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a reduction in the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug inmates retroactively. Unless Congress disapproves the amendment, beginning November 1, 2014, eligible inmates can ask courts to reduce their sentences. Courts will review a number of individualized factors, including public safety, in considerati... Read more »