Civil Liberties

Reps. Conyers, Gutierrez, Capuano and Sens. Franken, Menendez Release GAO Report Investigating Foreclosure “Robo-signing”

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Today, Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) and Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) released a GAO report confirming reports that mortgage servicers had been fraudulently signing or notarizing affidavits allowing the completion of foreclosures without any personal knowledge of the cases, a process more commonly referred to as "robo-... Read more »

Conyers: Patriot Act Extension is Too Flawed, Too Intrusive, and Too Over-reaching

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Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) rose on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 514 which would extend, until December 8, 2011, the three expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act. H.R. 514 is being considered today for House passage, without any hearings, markups, nor the opportunity for amendments that would have allowed for necessary bipartisan reform measures t... Read more »

House Judiciary Democrats Call for Hearings on Gun Safety

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Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined by the other fifteen Democrats on the Committee, today asked Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to hold hearings on gun safety in the wake of the recent Tucson shootings. “It is more important than ever that we examine our gun safety laws and regulations,” said Conyers. “It is simply common sense to limit the a... Read more »