senatejudiciaryThe Senate Judiciary Committee deals with cases of espionage, civil liberties, bankruptcy, and are involved in Supreme Court confirmations. This committee was established in 1816 and is “still one of the most influential standing committees in the U.S.”. One of their main responsibilities is overseeing specific activities of our government’s executive branch. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s current Chairman is Senator Patrick Leahy, Democratic representative of Vermont. To date, forty senators have been the Chairman for this special committee. Amendments added to or reorganized within the United States Constitution are also handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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