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Judiciary hearing points to failures leading to Parkland shooting

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands at a hearing March 14 addressing oversight in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings, in which 17 people died.

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — As students across the nation rallied against gun violence with school walkouts, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, presided over the “See Something, Say Something” Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 14. The hearing focused on the oversight of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

March 14, 2017

By Maria Curi [email protected] WASHINGTON – Several hours before participating in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on March 14 to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in an interview with The Daily Iowan recalled...

Guest opinion: Constitution, Supreme Court, and people’s voice

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April 14, 2016

The Constitution mandates the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . Judges of the supreme Court.” President Obama sent the Senate his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland on Feb. 13. Of course, any senator can vote “no” on Garland’s...

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

Editorial: Should the nomination process for Supreme Court justices be changed?

February 16, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Feb. 13 at a ranch in West Texas, where he was a guest. Scalia, 79, was a prominent conservative member of the court, and was well-known for his tendency to be outspoken. There is currently an open seat in the Supreme Court, and a successor has yet...

Dugan: Supreme Court nominations, Congressional tantrums

FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

February 16, 2016

Jack Dugan [email protected] On Feb. 13, conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack on vacation at a Texas resort. He was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan and was the first Italian-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Cour...