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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. The Judiciary Committee is charged with conducting hearings prior to the Congressional confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges, and district court judges. In recent years, this role has made the committee increasingly a point of contention, with numerous party-line votes and standoffs over which judges should be approved. 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 U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Dick Cheney, R, since January 20, 2001 Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R, since January 6, 1999 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of January 4, 2005 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party... The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and is the only part of the judicial branch of the United States federal government explicitly specified in the United States Constitution. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ...


The committee, along with the Finance and Foreign Relations committees, is among the oldest in the Senate, having been initially created in 1816. The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

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Members, 109th Congress

The Committee is chaired by Republican Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania. The Ranking Minority Member is Democrat Patrick Leahy from Vermont. The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... 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. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Ranking member, in American politics, is a term used to refer to the member of a committee in Congress who is the longest-serving member of the party not in the majority (the longest-serving member of the majority is the chairman). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ...

Republicans Democrats
Member State Member State
Arlen Specter, Chairman Pennsylvania Patrick Leahy, Ranking Minority Member Vermont
Orrin Hatch Utah Ted Kennedy Massachusetts
Charles Grassley Iowa Joe Biden Delaware
Jon Kyl Arizona Herb Kohl Wisconsin
Mike DeWine Ohio Dianne Feinstein California
Jeff Sessions Alabama Russ Feingold Wisconsin
Lindsey Graham South Carolina Chuck Schumer New York
John Cornyn Texas Richard Durbin Illinois
Sam Brownback Kansas
Tom Coburn Oklahoma

Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution on December 12, 1787. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... == == ! ... Massachusetts ratified the Constitution on February 26, 1788. ... Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ... Iowa was admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ... Arizona was admitted to the Union on February 14 1912. ... Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American politician and the senior senator from the state of Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... Richard Michael Mike DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio. ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is a Democratic U.S. Senator from California, an office she has held since 1992. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into U.S. Congressional Delegations from California. ... Jefferson Beauregard Jeff Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. ... Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14 1819. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior Senator from the state of New York and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The state of New York ratified the Constitution on July 26, 1788, thereby becoming the eleventh state. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29 1845. ... Richard Joseph Durbin, usually called Dick Durbin, (born November 21, 1944) is currently the senior United States Senator from Illinois and Democratic Whip, the second highest position in the party leadership in the Senate. ... Illinois was admitted to the Union on December 3, 1818. ... Samuel Dale Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is a United States senator. ... Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ...

Subcommittees

The Nick Lynn Subcommittee // Jurisdiction Membership Republicans Democrats Senior Subcommittee Staff William Smith, Majority Chief Counsel Preet Bharara, Democratic Chief Counsel Contact information U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Majority Office Phone: (202) 224-7572 Majority Office... Jefferson Beauregard Jeff Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior Senator from the state of New York and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members R. Michael DeWine, OH (Chairman) Arlen Specter, PA Orrin Hatch, UT Charles Grassley, IA Lindsey Graham, SC Sam Brownback, KS Democratic Members Herbert Kohl, WI (Ranking Member) Patrick Leahy, VT Joe Biden, DE Russell Feingold, WI Charles Schumer, NY Senior Subcommittee Staff Peter Levitas, Majority Chief... Richard Michael Mike DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American politician and the senior senator from the state of Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... // Jurisdiction Membership Republican members Sam Brownback, KS (Chairman) Arlen Specter, PA Lindsey Graham, SC John Cornyn, TX Tom Coburn, OK Democratic members Russell Feingold, WI (Ranking Member) Charles Schumer, NY Edward Kennedy, MA Dianne Feinstein, CA Richard Durbin, IL Senior Subcommittee Staff Ajit Pai, Majority Chief Counsel Robert F. Schiff... Samuel Dale Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is a United States senator. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Tom Coburn, OK (Chairman) Arlen Specter, PA Jeff Sessions, AL John Cornyn, TX Sam Brownback, KS Democratic Members Richard Durbin, IL (Ranking Member) Patrick Leahy, VT Joe Biden, DE Russell Feingold, WI Senior Subcommittee Staff Mary Chesser, Majority Chief Counsel Mark Keam, Democratic Chief Counsel Contact... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Richard Joseph Durbin, usually called Dick Durbin, (born November 21, 1944) is currently the senior United States Senator from Illinois and Democratic Whip, the second highest position in the party leadership in the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Lindsey Graham, SC (Chairman) Charles Grassley, IA Jon Kyl, AZ R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Tom Coburn, OK Democratic Members Joe Biden, DE (Ranking Member) Herbert Kohl, WI Dianne Feinstein, CA Russell Feingold, WI Charles Schumer, NY Senior Subcommittee Staff James Galyean, Majority Chief... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members John Cornyn, TX (Chairman) Charles Grassley, IA Jon Kyl, AZ R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Sam Brownback, KS Tom Coburn, OK Democratic Members Edward Kennedy, MA (Ranking Member) Joe Biden, DE Dianne Feinstein, CA Russell Feingold, WI Charles Schumer, NY Richard Durbin, IL Senior... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Texas is the gayest motherfucking state out there they can suck my big black balls. ... == == ! ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Orrin Hatch, UT (Chairman) Jon Kyl, AZ R. Michael DeWine, OH Lindsey Graham, SC John Cornyn, TX Sam Brownback, KS Tom Coburn, OK Democratic Members Patrick Leahy, VT (Ranking Member) Edward Kennedy, MA Joe Biden, DE Dianne Feinstein, CA Herbert Kohl, WI Richard Durbin, IL Senior... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Jon Kyl, AZ (Chairman) Orrin Hatch, UT Charles Grassley, IA John Cornyn, TX R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Lindsey Graham, SC Democratic Members Dianne Feinstein, CA (Ranking Member) Edward Kennedy, MA Joe Biden, DE Herbert Kohl, WI Russell Feingold, WI Richard Durbin, IL Senior... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ... It has been suggested that Arizona Governors Mansion be merged into this article or section. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is a Democratic U.S. Senator from California, an office she has held since 1992. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Chairmen since 1816

Name Party State Year
Dudley Chase R VT 1816-1817
John J. Crittenden R KY 1817-1818
James Burrill, Jr. F RI 1818-1819
William Smith R SC 1819-1823
Martin Van Buren R/D NY 1823-1828
John Macpherson Berrien D GA 1828-1829
John Rowan D KY 1829-1831
William L. Marcy D NY 1831-1832
William Wilkins D PA 1832-1833
John M. Clayton W DE 1833-1836
Felix Grundy D TN 1836-1838
Garret D. Wall D NJ 1838-1841
John Macpherson Berrien W GA 1841-1845
Chester Ashley D AR 1845-1847
Andrew P. Butler D SC 1847-1857
James Bayard, Jr. D DE 1857-1861
Lyman Trumbull R IL 1861-1872
George F. Edmunds R VT 1872-1879
Allen G. Thurman D OH 1879-1881
George F. Edmunds R VT 1881-1891
George F. Hoar R MA 1891-1893
James Pugh D AL 1893-1895
George F. Hoar R MA 1895-1904
Orville Platt R CT 1904-1905
Clarence D. Clark R WY 1905-1912
Charles A. Culberson D TX 1912-1919
Knute Nelson R MN 1919-1923
Frank B. Brandegee R CT 1923-1924
Albert B. Cummins R IA 1924-1926
George W. Norris R NE 1926-1933
Henry F. Ashurst D AZ 1933-1941
Frederick Van Nuys D IN 1941-1945
Pat McCarran D NV 1945-1947
Alexander Wiley R WI 1947-1949
Pat McCarran D NV 1949-1953
William Langer R ND 1953-1955
Harley M. Kilgore D WV 1955-1956
James O. Eastland D MS 1956-1978
Edward M. Kennedy D MA 1978-1981
Strom Thurmond R SC 1981-1987
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. D DE 1987-1995
Orrin G. Hatch R UT 1995-2001
Patrick J. Leahy D VT 2001-2003
Orrin G. Hatch R UT 2003-2005
Arlen Specter R PA 2005-present

Dudley Chase (December 30, 1771-February 23, 1846) was a United States Senator from Vermont. ... John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1786–July 26, 1863) was an American statesman. ... James Burrill, Jr. ... William Smith is the name of: William Smith (1697–1769), father of John Smith, Doctor Thomas Smith, Joshua Hett Smith, and Chief Justice William Smith William Smith (abolitionist) (1756–1835), dissenter and British M.P. whose constituencies included Camelford, Sudbury, and Norwich William Smith (actor) (born 1934) William Smith (boxer... Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States. ... John MacPherson Berrien (August 23, 1781–January 1, 1856) of Georgia was a United States Senator and Andrew Jacksons Attorney General. ... John Rowen (July 12, 1773 – July 13, 1843) was an American lawyer and Jeffersonian Republican politician from Louisville, Kentucky. ... William Learned Marcy ( December 12, 1786– July 4, 1857) was an American statesman. ... William Wilkins (1779–1865) was an American politician from Pennsylvania. ... John Middleton Clayton (July 24, 1796–November 9, 1856) was an American statesman from Delaware who served as a U.S. Senator and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1849 to 1850. ... Felix Grundy (September 11, 1777–December 19, 1840) was a U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator from Tennessee who also served as the 13th Attorney General of the United States. ... Garret Dorset Wall (March 10, 1783 - November 22, 1850) was a military officer and politician from New Jersey. ... John MacPherson Berrien (August 23, 1781–January 1, 1856) of Georgia was a United States Senator and Andrew Jacksons Attorney General. ... Chester Ashley (1791-1848) was an American politician who represented Arkansas in the U.S. Senate from 1844 until his death. ... Andrew Pickens Butler (November 18, 1796-May 25, 1857) was an American statesman and one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. ... James Asheton Bayard, Jr. ... Lyman Trumbull was the United States Senator from Illinois during the American Civil War Categories: American politician stubs ... Categories: Stub | 1828 births | 1919 deaths | United States Senators ... Allen Granberry Thurman (November 13, 1813_December 12, 1895) was a Democratic Representative and Senator from Ohio. ... Categories: Stub | 1828 births | 1919 deaths | United States Senators ... George Frisbie Hoar (29 August 1826–30 September 1904) was a prominent United States politician. ... James Lawrence Pugh (December 12, 1820 – March 9, 1907) was a U.S. senator from Alabama, as well as a member of the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War. ... George Frisbie Hoar (29 August 1826–30 September 1904) was a prominent United States politician. ... Orville Hitchcock Platt (July 19, 1827 - April 21, 1905) was a United States Senator from Connecticut. ... Clarence D. Clark (April 16, 1851—November 18, 1930) was a teacher, lawyer, and politician from New York who participated in the constitutional convention for Wyomings statehood and was one of that states first congressmen. ... Charles Allen Culberson (June 10, 1855–March 19, 1925) was a U.S. political figure. ... Knute Nelson Knute Nelson (February 2, 1843–April 28, 1923) was an American politician. ... Frank Bosworth Brandegee (July 8, 1864 - 1924) was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut, born in New London. ... Albert B. Cummins Albert Baird Cummins (February 15, 1850 - July 30, 1926) was a U.S. political figure. ... George William Norris (July 11, 1861 - September 2, 1944) was a U.S. political figure. ... Henry F. Ashurst Henry Fountain Ashurst (September 13, 1874–May 31, 1962), a Democrat, was the first Senator from Arizona, from 1912 to 1941. ... Frederick Van Nuys (April 16, 1874 - January 25, 1944) was a United States Senator from Indiana. ... Pat McCarran Patrick Anthony McCarran (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954) was a Nevada senator for 22 years and noted for his strong anti-Communist stance. ... Alexander Wiley (May 26, 1884 - May 26, 1967) was a member of the Republican Party who served four terms in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1963. ... Pat McCarran Patrick Anthony McCarran (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954) was a Nevada senator for 22 years and noted for his strong anti-Communist stance. ... William Wild Bill Langer (September 30, 1886–November 8, 1959) was a prominent American politician from North Dakota. ... U.S. Senator, born in Brown, West Virginia. ... James Oliver Eastland (November 28, 1904–February 19, 1986) was an American politician from Mississippi who served in the U.S. Senate briefly in 1941 and again from 1943 to 1978. ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902–June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ... Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (March 22, 1934) is a five-term Republican United States Senator, from Utah. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (March 22, 1934) is a five-term Republican United States Senator, from Utah. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ...

External link

  • United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Official Website

See also

Current United States Congressional committees
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