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  • Eric Holder’s Bad Week, And it’s only Wednesday.
    Posted in In The News on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    One member of the Obama Administration who isn’t enjoying the Bin Laden Victory Lap is Attorney General Eric Holder. He’s been having a very bad week, and it’s only Wednesday. Yesterday, Holder was mercilessly grilled by House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa about the infamous “Project Gunrunner / Operation Fast and Furious” scandal. Issa has come into possession of documents that show Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer approved wiretaps connected with Operation Fast and Furious last year. ... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Judiciary Committee

    Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He talked to host, Susan Swain, and answered questions from callers all over the United States of America. Some of the topics discussed on the show: • The Recent Death of Osama bin Laden • The Role of Interrogation Methods in the U.S. Operation to Kill Osama bin Laden • U.S. Counter-Terrorism Efforts • The White House’s Decision not to Release bin Laden’s Photo • House Judiciary Hearing with U.S. Attorney General Eric ... Read more

  • Bobby Unser vs the Feds
    Posted in In The News on March 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    In 1997 three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser was convicted of a federal crime that exposed him to a $5,000 fine and a six month prison sentence. What did Unser do that so angered the federal government? He got lost in a blizzard. That’s it. How did getting lost in a blizzard become a crime? Watch the attached video or click through to Heritage analyst Brian Wash’s Commentary, below: What do former Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser and small-businessman Abbie Schoenwetter have in common? Bo... Read more

  • Members of Congress Urge Attorney General to Investigate Common Cause
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    Members of Congress sent a letter today, led by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to Attorney General Eric Holder. This letter urges the Attorney General to investigate the non-profit organization Common Cause. “We should not have an organization, especially one that hides behind non-profit status, stirring up hatred and animosity to the point that people would say they have to string up a Supreme Court Justice,” said Rep. Gohmert. “There have been some outrageous things that have resulted in this fundr... Read more

  • GOP Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Possible 'Threats' Against Thomas, Scalia
    Posted in In The News on March 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    Several Republican members of Congress are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate possible "threats" against conservative Supreme Court justices, claiming the advocacy group Common Cause is providing a platform for inflammatory rhetoric. The congressmen, in a draft letter to Holder that has not yet been sent, allege that rallies held by the organization appear to "incite violence and encourage racial slurs," with Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Virgin... Read more

  • Patriot Act Extension Vote Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Judiciary Committee

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the vote in the House on the extension of three provisions in the Patriot Act: “In order to allow Congressional Republicans necessary time to hold hearings regarding the needs of law enforcement with adequate checks and balances in our ongoing war on terrorism, I voted yesterday for a temporary extension of three specific provisions in the Patriot Act that would only be through December 8, 2011. I have always insisted on the n... Read more

  • Congressman Gohmert Named “Outstanding Member of the House” by NNOAC
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    Today, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was named the “Outstanding Member of the House” by the National Narcotics Officers' Associations Coalition (NNOAC) for his strong record of support for drug law enforcement programs and issues. “Possession and use of illegal drugs has become an extremely destructive force in America today. The abuse of illegal substances has sadly skyrocketed in this country in recent years,” said Rep. Gohmert. “Not only do these types of drugs harm individuals, but they ... Read more

  • Traps for the Innocent
    Posted in In The News on October 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    What do former Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser and small-businessman Abbie Schoenwetter have in common? Read more

  • Vague, Overbroad Laws Trap Innocent
    Posted in In The News on October 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    What do former Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Unser and small-businessman Abbie Schoenwetter have in common? Read more

  • Congress Looks at Laws that Criminalize Non-Criminal Behavior
    Posted in In The News on October 4, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary Committee

    Abner Schoenwetter, a Miami seafood importer, spent six years in prison, paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees, and is at risk of losing his home. Read more