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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 2 Children
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Christian Scientist
Date Title
June 30, 2014 Smith: Hobby Lobby Decision a Victory for Religious Freedom
June 26, 2014 Smith Commends Supreme Court's Ruling
Oct. 23, 2013 Bipartisan Bill Reduces Frivolous Patent Lawsuits
Feb. 7, 2013 Letter to Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. - EPA Email Practices
Dec. 30, 2012 Correcting and Improving the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Dec. 18, 2012 Patent Overhaul Technical Corrections
Sept. 11, 2012 Making Improvements in Enactment of Title 41
July 5, 2012 Smith: DOJ Relied on Democratic Data Firm in Challenge to Texas Law
June 15, 2012 Smith: Administrative DREAM Act Ignores Rule of Law
Feb. 6, 2012 The Corner - Media Ignores the Facts on Illegal Immigration
Dec. 19, 2011 Extension of Redaction Authority Concerning Sensitive Security Information
Dec. 6, 2011 Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2011
Oct. 18, 2011 The Sacramento Bee - E-Verify Would Cut Down on Illegal Workers
Sept. 20, 2011 United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 2011
July 5, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Janet Napolitano
June 15, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - H.R. 2164, "The Legal Workforce Act"
June 14, 2011 Chairman Smith Introduces Legal Workforce Act
June 13, 2011 Los Angeles Times - E-Verify Works; Let's Use It
March 6, 2011 Ventura County Star - Illegal Immigration's Toll on State's Deficit
Sept. 28, 2010 Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2010
Sept. 28, 2010 Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act of 2010
July 27, 2010 National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010
July 14, 2010 Media Show Double Standard on Supreme Court Nominees
June 24, 2010 Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act
May 18, 2010 Networks Show Double Standard On Supreme Court Nominee
May 10, 2010 Smith Statement On Kagan Nomination
May 4, 2010 Smith: Don't Legalize Terrorists
Jan. 26, 2010 Illegal Immigration Hurts Lower Skilled Citizens And Legal Immigrants
Nov. 19, 2009 Smith Requests DOJ Docs On Gitmo Trials
Oct. 28, 2009 Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvements Act Of 2009
Oct. 15, 2009 H.R. 3632, The "Federal Judiciary Administrative Improvement Act Of 2009"
Aug. 12, 2009 Smith: Still No Evidence Of Wrongdoing In U.S. Attorney Dismissals
June 29, 2009 Smith: Supreme Court Decision Upholds Equal Rights For All
June 23, 2009 Media Should Save Opinions For Editorials
June 19, 2009 Impeaching Judge Samuel B. Kent
June 3, 2009 Hearing of the House Committee on the Judiciary - The Impeachment of Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas
June 3, 2009 Media Show
June 3, 2009 Media Ignore Negative Stories About Sotomayor
Jan. 13, 2009 Impeachment Inquiry of Judge G. Thomas Porteous
Sept. 27, 2008 Judicial Administration and Technical Amendments Act of 2008
July 17, 2008 Hearing of the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommitee of the House Judiciary Committee - From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part V
June 26, 2008 Smith: Second Amendment Rights Restored to DC Residents and Preserved for Other Americans
June 25, 2008 ADA Amendments Act of 2008
April 28, 2008 Smith Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Indiana Voter ID Case
Jan. 31, 2008 Smith: Presidential Signing Statements a ‘Non-Issue'
April 26, 2007 Smith Remarks to the CATO Institute on Intellectual Property
April 19, 2007 District Of Columbia House Voting Rights Act Of 2007
Feb. 12, 2007 Honoring And Praising The NAACP On The Occasion Of Its 98th Anniversary
Sept. 29, 2006 Private Property Rights Implementation Act Of 2006
Sept. 28, 2006 Establishing A Pilot Program In Certain District Courts
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