Archive for Hearings

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Testify before the Senate on Security Threats

All the major security chiefs appeared before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee to give their fact-based evaluations of security threats that the president has downplayed of late. They are of the opinion that these threats have not been eradicated but still present grave threats. The more than two-hour session, along with a searchable transcript, is available here through C-SPAN. A summary of these various testimonies can be found here.

Here is but one of the president’s tweets in response to his chiefs’ opinions. This Washington Post piece examines the president’s views that are far different than what his intelligence chiefs believe.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

This Senate Committee on the Judiciary page has complete transcripts of all the hearings back to 1971 with the notable exception of Robert Bork, who, while nominated, was rejected by the committee; his hearings are here. And while official transcripts are not yet available for the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (that could take a couple of years), here are videos of the proceedings.

Numerous blog entries with multitudinous links can be perused for additional information.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: The Nomination Hearings of Clarence Thomas

With the heated controversy over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it might do well to refresh our collective memories and re-visit an eerily similar process – the hearings on Clarence Thomas; videos of the hearings are also available. Here is an overview of this contentious hearing.

For those unfamiliar with the Supreme Court nomination process, many CRS reports provide ample elucidation.

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Facebook on Capitol Hill

Today starts a two-day cycle of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimonies (here is his published written testimony) to various Congressional committees; the first hearing begins at 2:15 this afternoon, and the subsequent hearing for April 11 starts at 10am. An informative review of this massive data breach is here.

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Upcoming Cases Before the Supreme Court, October 2017 Term

This October 2017 term appears to be one full of important cases that will resonate down the years: cell phone privacy, district re-mapping, civil rights and free speech, etc. This CRS report –  Supreme Court October Term 2017: A Preview of Select Cases, September 19, 2017 – discusses the importance of four major cases and provides copious notes on these highlighted items as well as providing a table listing all the cases already approved. Another site with extensive coverage of this upcoming term is ScotusBlog, a real go-to site for me.

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Recent Congressional Hearings On Security

There have been well over 100 hearings so far this year; transcripts for most of them can be found here.

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Live! – Ex-FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Before Senate Intelligence Committee

His highly anticipated appearance begins at 10am today.

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