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Encyclopedia > United States House Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Senate version of the committee's most public role involves the approval process of the President's nominees to the Federal benches, including the United States Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials, and approved articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson in 1868, Richard Nixon in 1974, and Bill Clinton in 1998. The current chairman of the committee is Republican Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, and the ranking minority member is Democrat John Conyers of Michigan. A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... J.L. Urban, statue of Lady Justice at court building in Olomouc, Czech Republic Justice is the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons. ... The United States federal courts are the system of courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the federal government of the United States. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... For other persons named Andrew Johnson, see Andrew Johnson (disambiguation). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Frank James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... John Conyers, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The committee was created on June 3, 1813 for the purpose of considering legislation related to the judicial system. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but it is not required. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about law in society. ...

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Members in the 108th Congress (2003-2004)

Frank James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. ... Henry Hyde Henry John Hyde (born April 18, 1924), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing the 6th District of Illinois. ... Rep. ... Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 21st congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... Elton Gallegly Elton W. Gallegly (born March 7, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, currently representing the 24th District of California (map). ... Robert William Bob Goodlatte (born September 22, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Representative from Virginia. ... Steve Chabot (born January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that states first congressional district, in the Cincinnati area. ... William Lewis Bill Jenkins (born November 29, 1936) is a politician from the state of Tennessee. ... Christopher Black Cannon (born October 20, 1950) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah (map), since 1997. ... Spencer Bachus Spencer Thomas Bachus III (born December 28, 1947), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 6th District of Alabama (map). ... John Nathan Hostettler (born June 19, 1961), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 8th District of Indiana in the southwestern part of the state. ... Mark Andrew Green (born June 1, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Eighth Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ... Richard Keller (born September 5, 1964) is an American politician, and has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 8th District of Florida (map). ... This page is about the politician; for the actress, see Melissa Joan Hart. ... Jeffry Flake (born December 31, 1962), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 6th District of Arizona (map). ... Michael Richard Mike Pence (born June 7, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Indianas 6th District (see map). ... James Randy Forbes (born February 17, 1952), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Virginia. ... Steve King (born May 28, 1949), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 5th District of Iowa (map). ... John R. Carter (born November 6, 1941) is a Republican United States Congressional Representative from the 31st District in Texas (map). ... Thomas Charles Feeney III, usually known as Tom Feeney (born May 21, 1958), is a Republican politician from the state of Florida. ... Rep. ... John Conyers, Jr. ... Howard Lawrence Berman (born April 15, 1941), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1983, representing the 28th District of California. ... Rick Boucher Frederick Carlyle Rick Boucher (born August 1, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginias 9th Congressional District (map). ... Jerrold Lewis Nadler (born June 13, 1947) is an American politician from New York City. ... Robert Cortez Bobby Scott (born April 30, 1947) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, currently representing the states 3rd Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. ... Rep. ... Zoe Lofgren Zoe Lofgren (born Sue Lofgren on December 21, 1947), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 16th District of California (map), based in San Jose. ... Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 18th District of Texas. ... Maxine Waters (born Maxine Moore Carr on August 15, 1938) has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 35th District of California (map). ... Martin Thomas Meehan (born December 30, 1956), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 5th District of Massachusetts. ... William D. Delahunt (born July 18, 1941), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 10th District of Massachusetts. ... Rep. ... Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962), American politician, is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Second Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ... Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of New York. ... Adam B. Schiff (born June 20, 1960), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing the 29th District of California. ... Linda Sánchez Linda T. Sánchez (born January 28, 1969), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 39th District of California (map). ...

Subcommittees

The Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL) is one of five subcommittees of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. ... Christopher Black Cannon (born October 20, 1950) is a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the Republican Party, representing the third district of Utah (map), since 1997. ... Rep. ... Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 21st congressional district (map) in the United States House of Representatives. ... Howard Lawrence Berman (born April 15, 1941), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1983, representing the 28th District of California. ... Rep. ... Robert Cortez Bobby Scott (born April 30, 1947) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, currently representing the states 3rd Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Nathan Hostettler (born June 19, 1961), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 8th District of Indiana in the southwestern part of the state. ... Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 18th District of Texas. ... Steve Chabot (born January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that states first congressional district, in the Cincinnati area. ... Jerrold Lewis Nadler (born June 13, 1947) is an American politician from New York City. ...

Projects

The Administrative Law, Process and Procedure Project (the Project) is a bipartisan undertaking of the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress. ...

Chairmen since 1813

Charles Jared Ingersoll (October 3, 1782 – May 14, 1862) was an American lawyer and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Sir Hugh Muir Nelson KCMG (31 December 1835-1 January 1906) was Premier of Queensland from 1893 to 1898. ... John Sergeant was a Pennsylvania politican from a family of American politicans, including his father, Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, his grandsons, John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise, and his great-grandson, John Crain Kunkel. ... Sir Hugh Muir Nelson KCMG (31 December 1835-1 January 1906) was Premier of Queensland from 1893 to 1898. ... Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 25, 1852) was a prominent American statesman during the nations antebellum, or Pre-Civil War, era. ... Philip Pendleton Barbour (May 25, 1783–February 25, 1841) was a Representative from Virginia and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. ... This article is about the President of the United States. ... Warren Ransom Davis (May 8, 1793 - January 29, 1835) was an American attorney and Representative from South Carolinas sixth Congressional district from 1827-35. ... Thomas Flournoy Foster (November 23, 1790 - September 14, 1848) was an American politician and lawyer. ... Samuel Beardsley (February 6, 1790 - May 6, 1860) was a United States Representative and New York State Attorney General. ... Francis Thomas Francis Thomas (February 3, 1799 – January 22, 1876) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving from 1831 until 1835 and from 1861 until 1871. ... John Sergeant was a Pennsylvania politican from a family of American politicans, including his father, Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, his grandsons, John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise, and his great-grandson, John Crain Kunkel. ... William Wilkins (1779–1865) was an American politician from Pennsylvania. ... Romulus Mitchell Saunders (3 March 1791 — 21 April 1867) was born near Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA. He was the son of William Saunders and Hannah Mitchell Saunders attended Hyco and Caswell Academies and the University of North Carolina. ... Joseph Reed Ingersoll (June 14, 1786 – February 20, 1868) was an American lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... James Thompson (October 1, 1829 - January 28, 1874) was a politician and jurist from Pennsylvania. ... James Xavier McLanahan (1809 - December 16, 1861) was a Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Frederick Perry Stanton was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessees 10th congressional district and an interim governor of territorial Kansas. ... George Smith Houston (January 17, 1811–December 31, 1879) was an American Democratic politician who was the Governor of Alabama from 1874 to 1878. ... John Hickman is the name of several figures, including a folk musician, an Australian mathematician, a Utah State Senator, a 20th c. ... James Falconer Wilson was born in Newark, Ohio on October 19, 1828. ... John Armor Bingham (January 21, 1815 – March 19, 1900) was a Republican Congressman from Ohio and a judge in the trial of the Abraham Lincoln assassination. ... Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as its governor. ... Thomas Brackett Reed, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine Thomas Buck Reed, U.S. Senator from Kentucky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... David Bremner Henderson (March 14, 1840–February 25, 1906) was a prominent U.S. politician of the 1890s and 1900s. ... George Washington Ray (February 3, 1844 - January 10, 1925) was a United States Representative from New York. ... John James Jenkins (August 24, 1843-June 8, 1911) was a Republican U.S. Representative from Wisconsin from 1895 to 1909. ... Richard Wayne Parker (August 6, 1848 - November 28, 1923) was a United States Representative from New Jersey and a grandson of James Parker, also a Representative from New Jersey. ... Henry De Lamar Clayton (February 10, 1857-December 21, 1929) was an American politican from Alabama. ... Edwin Yates Webb (23 May 1872 - 1 March 1948) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1903 and 1919. ... Andrew John Volstead (October 31, 1860 _ January 20, 1947) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota from 1903 to 1923. ... George Scott Graham (September 13, 1850 - July 4, 1931) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Emanuel Celler (May 6, 1888 January 15, 1981) was a congressman in the United States House of Representatives from New York from 1923 until 1973. ... Emanuel Celler (May 6, 1888 January 15, 1981) was a congressman in the United States House of Representatives from New York from 1923 until 1973. ... Peter Wallace Rodino Jr. ... Jack Bascom Brooks (born December 22, 1922) is a Texas politician. ... Henry Hyde Henry John Hyde (born April 18, 1924), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing the 6th District of Illinois. ... Frank James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. ...

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