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Federal Legislation Committee

The Federal Legislation Committee monitors current and proposed federal legislative initiatives, analyzes judicial interpretation of federal statutes, and proposes and comments on areas where federal statutory guidance is appropriate.  Recent areas of the Committee’s focus include: detention and prosecution of terrorism suspects, federal habeas corpus, voting rights for District of Columbia residents, federal court jurisdiction, stem cell research, voting rights for convicted felons, the Defense of Marriage Act, immigration reform, and securities regulation.

Letter to Congress on H.R. 157, H.R. 665 and S. 160 which would extend voting rights to Representatives from the District of Columbia (August 2010) ( PDF )
Subject area: Voting Rights

Letter to Congress regarding S 2977/HR 4556 which would terminate Department of Justice funding intended to further the prosecution of non-citizen suspected terrorists in an Article III court of the US that could potentially be prosecuted by a military commission (March 2010) ( PDF )
Subject area: Terrorism prosecutions

Checks and Balances: Congressional Restriction of Federal Court Jurisdiction ( PDF )
Subject area: Jurisdiction Stripping

For the full list of committee reports click here