H.J.Res. 75 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the use of foreign law as authority in Federal courts.


Aug 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Culberson

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

8/5/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits U.S. courts, including the Supreme Court, from basing opinions or rulings on international laws, treaties, or religious laws. Makes any action of a court in violation ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 5, 2011

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 75”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 106 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 22, 2010

H.J.Res. 54 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 2013

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