S.Con.Res. 5: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that John Arthur “Jack” Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2013
Status:
Passed Senate
Prognosis
59% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
John McCain
Senior Senator from Arizona
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 18, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 21 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2013

 
Status

This resolution passed in the Senate on April 17, 2013 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Passed Senate Apr 17, 2013
Passed House ...
Prognosis

59% chance of being agreed to.

59% of concurrent resolutions that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were agreed to. [show factors | methodology]

 
Summary

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
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House Judiciary

Senate Judiciary

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Notes

S.Con.Res. stands for Senate concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

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4/17/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.
Expresses the sense of Congress that Jack Johnson (the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World) should receive a posthumous pardon to expunge from the annals of American criminal justice a racially motivated abuse of the federal government's prosecutorial authority and to recognize his athletic and cultural contributions to society.

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