Senators Seek Same-Day SCOTUS Audio

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy, the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have called on the Supreme Court to release same-day audio of all oral arguments. That came in a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts pointing out that the court had released same-day audio of Donald Trump v. Hawaii, the Fourth […]

Grassley Worried About FCC STB Proposal

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley joined several other high-ranking colleagues on Monday in hitting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to open up the market for television set-top boxes.

Senators Urge Wheeler To Keep Exclusivity

Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, John Thune and Bill Nelson tell the FCC chairman that the rules should remain until a comprehensive review can be made of them and cable compulsory copyright license.

GOP Senator: It’s Time For ‘Supreme Court TV’

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is renewing his push to put cameras in the Supreme Court as the justices prepare for oral arguments Tuesday on legalizing same-sex marriage. Supreme Court Justices are by and large against allowing cameras to record oral arguments. “I believe that we could enhance people’s understanding of the court system by having the Supreme Court TV, very much so, and we’re going to try to push it,” Grassley told reporters Monday.

Grassley Lifts Holds On Two FCC Nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday released holds he had placed on two nominees to the FCC. Grassley had placed the holds on Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel months ago and had demanded FCC documents on the agency’s decision to grant a waiver to LightSquared, the politically connected telecommunications firm that wanted to set up a new 4G wireless network.

Grassley: No Movement On FCC Nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) strongly denied suggestions by Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) that any sort of settlement in the impasse over Grassley’s hold on FCC nominees Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel in the near future.

Two FCC Nominees Remain On Hold

For the second time this year, the FCC Wednesday held its monthly meeting short of two commissioners. It may stay that way for a while longer. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has no intentions of lifting his hold on FCC nominees Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, who are caught in the middle of Grassley’s beef with how the FCC has handled LightSquared’s requests to build out a wireless network.

FCC Apologizes To Sen. Grassley For Remark

Zachary Katz, the new chief of staff for the FCC, apologized to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday after an agency official compared the senator to the anti-communist former Sen. Joseph McCarthy.