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Via Crooks and Liars, I hear that the the Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed the hearing with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales originally scheduled for tomorrow due to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.  There are any number of law enforcement issue that may arise in the next few days, and I'm certain that Sen. Leahy had that in mind with this postponement.  CNN is also reporting that the hearing has been postponed.

Continued thoughts and prayers to the folks who have family and friends at Virginia Tech.  Guess we'll just have to wait to get answers from the Attorney General another day.

UPDATE:  According to the Senate Judiciary Committee website, the hearing has been postponed until Thursday, April 19th at 9:30 am ET.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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