Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Loretta Lynch Nomination To Serve As Attorney GeneralThe vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. She is also expected to win approval by the full Senate, though the timing is uncertain.
Schumer Urges Senate To Approve Terror Lawsuit BillThe Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism.
Target, Neiman Marcus Executives Testify On Data BreachesJohn Mulligan, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Target, said the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers' data.
N.J. Lawmakers Drop Discussion Of Religious Exemption For Same-Sex MarriageWith gay marriage now legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have stopped their push to codify the details through a bill -- saying it is not urgent to address whether religious-affiliated organizations should be exempt.
Blumenthal: Justice Department's Seizure Of AP Phone Records 'Deeply Troubling'The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion'' into how news organizations gather the news.
Sen. Chris Murphy Speaks Out On Future Of Assault Weapons BanThe passage of the assault weapons ban in Senate Judiciary Committee is a big step forward in the fight for common sense gun reforms, according to Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
Senate Panel OKs Gay Marriage Bill; Gov. Christie Vows To Veto The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.
Senate Panel To Consider Christie's Pick For Attorney GeneralJeff Chiesa's nomination will be debated Thursday, two weeks after Christie announced a senior staff shake-up that would move the nominee from chief counsel.
New Jersey Supreme Court Nominee Anne Patterson Testifying Before Senate Judiciary CommitteeThe Mendham woman's confirmation hearing comes more than a year after Gov. Chris Christie picked her to join a court he says it too activist.