September 24, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
The US Legal Services Corp. debated firing the inspector general currently investigating the federally funded program's use of funds for luxuries, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Meeting transcripts obtained by AP indicate that board members criticized Kirt West and warned each other to b... ...[read more]
May 3, 2006
by Chris Buell
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has blasted recent suggestions that a watchdog post be created to oversee conduct of federal judges. Ginsburg said the judiciary was under assault and called for lawyers to defend judges against such changes in an appearance Tuesday before the... ...[read more]
April 29, 2006
by Greg Sampson
A spokesman for the Administrative Office of the US Courts said Friday that creating an inspector general for the federal judiciary to investigate possible ethical violations by federal judges would be a serious incursion into judicial independence and was unnecessary, as the judicial br... ...[read more]
June 7, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
The US Senate Finance Committee released a report Tuesday saying stricter laws may be necessary to prevent insider deals, regulate moneymaking ventures, and open more activities to public scrutiny in large nonprofit organizations. The recommendation follows a two-year investigation of the Nature ...[read more]
April 29, 2005
by Chris Buell
House Republicans on Friday said they planned to finish drafting social security reform legislation by June, a day after President Bush in a prime-time press conference challenged legislators to move forward on the issue. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas said Republicans would ...[read more]
February 28, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
A controversial bankruptcy bill first introduced in 1997 goes up for consideration again Monday in the US Senate. The bill aims to limit the ability of consumers to declare bankruptcy and have their debts nullified. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, author of the legislation, asserts that ...[read more]
February 25, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
A bipartisan group of Senators- Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Arlen Specter (R-Penn.)- released a report Tuesday detailing problems in the FBI's implementation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and at the same time introduced a sunshine bill to en... ...[read more]

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