Summary

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

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

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Aug 5, 2011

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JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the use of foreign law as authority in Federal courts.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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``Section 1. Any legal opinion or ruling issued by any court in the United States, including those rulings and opinions issued by the Supreme Court of the United States, shall be based only on the United States Constitution, or on duly enacted statutes and domestic case law of the United States or any State and shall not be based on international laws, treaties, or religious laws. ``Section 2. Any action of a court in violation of section 1 is null and void.''. <all>

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Bill Summary

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

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