H.R. 973 (112th): To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts, ...

...and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 09, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 973

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 9, 2011

(for herself, Mr. Posey, Mr. Akin, Mr. Coble, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Carter, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Flores, Mr. Issa, Mr. Pence, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Marino, Mr. Ross of Florida, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Cole, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Paul, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Ellmers, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Rooney, and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts, and for other purposes.

1.

Use of foreign law in Federal courts

Part VI of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

183

Use of foreign law in Federal courts

4201.

Limitation on use of foreign law in Federal courts

In any court created by or under article III of the Constitution of the United States, no justice, judge, or other judicial official shall decide any issue in a case before that court in whole or in part on the authority of foreign law, except to the extent the Constitution or an Act of Congress requires the consideration of that foreign law.

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2.

Clerical amendment

The table of chapters for part VI of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

183. Use of foreign law in Federal courts4201

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