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Congress Gets Cracking on Judicial Bills

Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), left, and Richard Durbin (D-IL), right, discuss sports scores before the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “The Adequacy of Criminal Intent Standards in Federal Prosecutions,” on January 20, 2016. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

Capitol Hill might be agreeing on legislation? About the federal courts? Revolutionary.