Brennan Center for Justice: Documentary Film Organizations Sue Over U.S. Government's Social Media Registration Requirement for Visa Applicants
NEW YORK, Dec. 5 -- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law issued the following news release:
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- Two documentary film organizations--Doc Society and the International Documentary Association--filed a major legal challenge to new rules that require nearly all visa applicants to register their social media handles with the U.S. government.
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Two documentary film organizations--Doc Society and the International Documentary Association--today filed the first maj more
Feldman Testifies on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment: Harvard Law School
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Dec. 4 -- Harvard Law School issued the following news:
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- Feldman was one of four constitutional law scholars who testified at House Judiciary Committee hearing
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On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, testified before the House Judiciary Committee at a public hearing on the constitutional grounds for impeaching the president.
The hearing, titled "The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. T more
Rep. Wilson Issues Statement on Partisan Impeachment Proceedings
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 6, entitled "Partisan Impeachment Proceedings":
Madam Speaker, even before President Donald Trump was elected, Democrats have been scraping for any excuse, threatening impeachment to overturn the election results.
It is shameful that House Democrats are wasting time and money, over $30 million dollars, on this Impeachment Hoax instead of fixing trade more
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics Issues Statement on Announcement of Rep. Hunter Resignation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics issued the following statement by Executive Director Noah Bookbinder on the announcement by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, that he will resign from the House:
"Someone convicted of egregiously abusing their office has no place in Congress.
"We called on Rep. Hunter to resign as soon as his guilty plea was in the books, and it is for the good of the country that he now is.
"Hunter tarnishes Congress every day he remains in offic more
Rep. Biggs Issues Statement on Drafting Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, issued the following statement on drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump:
"In what is typically a season of joy and reflection for the nation, Speaker Pelosi has gifted America an impeachment that will bring further division, unhappiness, and animus. Speaker Pelosi is rushing her illegitimate impeachment sham through the House before a self-imposed Christmas deadline, ignoring all evidence that clears President Trump from impea more
Rep. Brady Issues Statement on November 2019 Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, ranking Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Labor Department's November 2019 jobs report:
"America's labor market remains strong. And today's report shows our economy is still smashing expectations under our new tax code.
"Even with a downturn in the global economy, the U.S. is adding jobs at a record pace.
"Unemployment has remained under four percent for 20 months, jobs h more
Rep. Hartzler Issues Statement on Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, instructed House leadership to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump:
"Speaker Pelosi's announcement does not come as a surprise. The removal of President Trump has been a goal of Democrats in Congress since he was elected. This has been and continues to be their top priority in Congress while important issues such as rising healthcare costs, illega more
Rep. Hoyer Issues Statement on Drafting of Impeachment Articles Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, issued the following statement on drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump:
"The House has now heard overwhelming evidence presented to the Intelligence Committee regarding the facts of the President's actions - which have not been rebutted with any contrary facts - and we heard testimony yesterday in the Judiciary Committee from constitutional experts on the grounds for impeachment.
"The President has been shown to have ab more
Rep. Murphy Issues Statement on Impeachment of President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Gregory Murphy, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump:
"The Speaker's decision to proceed with Articles of Impeachment is disappointing but not surprising. The Democrats have called for President Trump's removal literally since the day he was elected. Although no new information has arisen during the inquiry, Democrats are moving forward with impe more
Rep. Nadler Issues Statement on White House Refusal to Participate in House Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone's letter informing the committee that President Trump will not participate in the House impeachment inquiry:
"The American people deserve answers from President Trump. The House invited, and then subpoenaed, his top advisors. The President ordered them not to show and continues to block key evidence from Congress.
People for American Way Issues Statement on Speaker Pelosi Call for Articles of Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- People for the American Way issued the following statement by President Michael Keegan in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for formal articles of impeachment to be drafted against President Trump:
"Speaker Pelosi rightly recognizes that zero hour has arrived with regard to the threat to our democracy posed by Donald Trump.
"Her call for articles of impeachment to be drafted is essential to protect the next election, which is imminent, against the foreign intervent more
Sen. Graham Issues Statement on Drafting Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, issued the following statement on drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump:
"Three liberal law professors testifying they believe President Trump did something wrong has not dramatically shifted public opinion in favor of impeachment.
"Liberal law professors wanted to impeach Trump on Inauguration Day. The American people are smart enough to see through this sham.
"I'm glad to see Speaker Pelosi is 'keeping her word' more
People for American Way Issues Statement on Impeachment Hearing Testimony
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- People for the American Way issued the following statement by senior fellow Elliot Mincberg on the impeachment hearing testimony in the House Judiciary Committee:
"As a former Judiciary Committee lawyer, I was pleased to see Chairman Nadler effectively ensure that the American people could hear today's important testimony despite Republicans' efforts to disrupt the proceedings and to create a distraction with a reference to the Bidens. Perhaps most compelling was the warni more
Rep. Nadler Issues Closing Statement at Hearing on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following closing statement at a hearing entitled "The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment":
"George Washington's farewell address warns of a moment when 'cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.'
"President Trump pla more
Rep. Nadler Issues Opening Statement at Hearing on Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled "The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment":
"The facts before us are undisputed.
"On July 25, President Trump called President Zelensky of Ukraine and, in President Trump's words, asked him for a favor.
"That call was part of a concerted effort by the President, and by h more
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Florida Auditor General Issues Report on Osceola County District School Board
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 4 -- The office of the Florida Auditor General released the following report:
Except for the material noncompliance described below involving teachers and reporting errors or records that were not properly or accurately prepared or were not available at the time of our examination and could not be subsequently located for students in Basic with ESE Services, Career Education 9-12, and student transportation, the Osceola County District School Board (District) complied more