H.R. 300 (110th): We the People Act

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Ronald “Ron” Paul
Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2007
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5739 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2006

H.R. 539 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 14, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2007
 
Full Title

To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/5/2007--Introduced.
We the People Act - Prohibits the Supreme Court and each federal court from adjudicating any claim or relying on judicial decisions involving: (1) state or local laws, regulations, or policies concerning the free exercise or establishment of religion; (2) the right of privacy, including issues of sexual practices, orientation, or reproduction; or (3) the right to marry without regard to sex or sexual orientation where based upon equal protection of the laws.
Allows the Supreme Court and the federal courts to determine the constitutionality of federal statutes, administrative rules, or procedures in considering cases arising under the Constitution. Prohibits the Supreme Court and the federal courts from issuing any ruling that appropriates or expends money, imposes taxes, or otherwise interferes with the legislative functions or administrative discretion of the states.
Authorizes any party or intervener in matters before any federal court, including the Supreme Court, to challenge the jurisdiction of the court under this Act.
Provides that the violation of this Act by any justice or judge is an impeachable offense and a material breach of good behavior subject to removal.
Negates as binding precedent on the state courts any federal court decision that relates to an issue removed from federal jurisdiction by this Act.

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