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Judiciary panel studies civil liberties

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday grilled Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff over the possible use of military tribunals, monitoring lawyer-clie

Exclusive: DOJ papers show terrorist hunt

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Citizens from Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and many other countries face a raft of immigration charges and criminal indictments voted by federal grand juries as the government pursues terrorists, according to Justice Department documents obtained by Unit
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Court accepts Clinton resignation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck former President Bill Clinton from its roll of attorneys.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Judicial fight stymies tense Capitol

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Republican Senate leaders Tuesday continued their refusal to allow spending bills to be considered until they receive promises from the Democratic majority on t

House and Senate to combine terror bills

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators, working to combine each chamber's terror legislation into one bill to send to the president, face public and political pressure to

Senate restricts liberties in terror fight

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Senate late Thursday passed the most sweeping changes to American civil liberties in a generation with hardly any committee or floor debate, leaving one member to complain about the lack of deliberation in the process that will change how the United S

Terrorism bill power does not end

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An anti-terrorism bill the Senate will consider next week does not include a 2-year "sunset" on new surveillance powers that was included in a House version to

Senate to 'expedite' anti-terrorism bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Senate next week will consider an anti-terrorism bill that omits key civil liberties safeguards included in a House version, sources familiar with the Senat

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New federal funding of Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Federal officials Wednesday reassured Utah officials a security upgrade for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City was planned in wake of the Sept. 11 attac

US pledges to support Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Federal officials have reaffirmed their support for the security plans drawn up for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

GOP turns up heat on terror package

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Republicans Tuesday warned that to prevent future terrorist attacks Congress must quickly agree to a bill handing the government powerful new tools to spy on an
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Orrin Hatch
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, speaks out against a bill that would do away with secret ballots for union membership on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is the senior United States Senator for Utah and is a member of the Republican Party. Hatch served as the chairman or ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee (depending on whether the Republicans controlled the Senate) from 1993 to 2005. He previously served as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 1981 to 1987. He currently serves as ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Hatch also serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Orrin Grant Hatch was born to Jesse Hatch (1904, Vernal, Utah - 1992, Salt Lake City, Utah) and his wife Helen Frances Hatch (née Kamm; 1906, Pekin, Illinois - 1995, Murray, Utah). His great-grandfather Jeremiah Hatch (1823, Lincoln, Vermont - 1903, Vernal, Utah) was the founder of Vernal, Utah.

Hatch, first in his family to attend college, attended Brigham Young University and, in 1959, received a degree in history. In 1962, he received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. As a law student, he worked as a janitor, a construction worker in the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers Union (putting plaster on walls over various kinds of lath), and as a dormitory desk attendant.

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