S. 977 (110th): Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007

Mar 23, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ken Salazar
Senator from Colorado
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Last Updated
Mar 23, 2007
4 pages

This bill was introduced on March 23, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 23, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 23, 2007
Full Title

A bill to amend chapter 11 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure United States attorneys are able to act impartially, and for other purposes.


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Furthering the Independence of Federal Prosecutors Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to one year for intentionally coercing, pressuring, or attempting to influence the decision of a U.S. attorney to conduct a criminal investigation or pursue a prosecution of any person based upon that person's race, sex, national origin, political activities, or political beliefs. Requires the appointment of a special prosecutor for enforcement of this Act.
Prohibits a federal government attorney, in determining whether to prosecute or take other action against an individual in a criminal matter, from considering: (1) the race, religion, sex, national origin, or political association, activities or beliefs of such individual; (2) the personal feelings of such attorney concerning such individual, the associates of such individual, or the victim; or (3) the possible effect of a decision on the professional or personal circumstances of such attorney.

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