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2013-08-27 08:28:23

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), a leader in providing consulting services and patented systems to the medical and retail industries, announced their support of Senator Patrick Leahy's call for a Congressional hearing on the conflict between state and federal medical cannabis laws. Congressional hearings are often a springboard for new legislation, and in the case of marijuana laws, would represent a turning point...

Senate Bill Creates Martial Law Over Online Accounts
2012-11-20 14:19:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the worst form of hypocrisy, a Senate bill went from tightening up security on your email account, to instead giving federal agencies martial law on all your Internet accounts. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, proposed a legislation called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011. The original wording of the legislation makes it harder for law enforcement to peek in on your...

2012-06-27 10:24:11

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the reaction of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on the conviction Wednesday in Ethiopia of journalist Eskinder Nega: "The Ethiopian Government's use of vague anti-terrorism laws to silence the press has been widely and rightly condemned. The conviction of Eskinder Nega and other journalists, who are accused of...

2012-06-15 10:20:20

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is the author of the new conditions on U.S. military aid to Egypt. Secretary Clinton earlier this year invoked the Leahy law's waiver authority to allow military aid to resume, but contract-by-contract decisions are ongoing. Leahy chairs the budget committee for the State Department and foreign aid and operations - the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations. On...

2012-01-13 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Friday that Leahy Chief of Staff Ed Pagano will begin work next week as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senate Liaison. Leahy is the Senate's second-most-senior member and chairs two major Senate panels, the Judiciary Committee and the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations. Pagano started his public service career as an...

2011-11-28 18:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate Monday night approved legislation by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to give the National Guard its first seat on the nation's highest military council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Their bill, which has 71 Senate cosponsors, was added by voice vote as an amendment to the annual Defense Authorization Bill. Leahy and Graham are the co-chairs of the Senate's 84-member National Guard Caucus....

2010-11-19 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act out of committee yesterday. Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and 17 others, the bill seeks to put an end to online content that infringes on intellectual property, such as websites pirating copyrighted material and selling counterfeit...

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2010-11-19 06:15:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday giving the federal government new powers to crack down on foreign websites that sell counterfeit merchandise and pirated movies, music and books. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act passed by the Senate panel by a vote of 19-0, receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans.  Many outside groups, such as the music, movie and TV industries, newspapers, authors and publishers, also support the legislation....

2010-11-17 15:54:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who has been the Democratic co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus for more than a decade, has a new Republican partner. At a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Leahy welcomed as the caucus' new co-chair Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham will replace Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), a founding member of the caucus, who is retiring from the Senate. It is a rare leadership change for the...

2010-09-22 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) strongly supports Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and senior Republican committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for introducing the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) "Internet piracy is a threat on a global scale, and it...