93rd Congress > House > Vote 29

Date: 1973-03-14

Result: 400-1

Vote Subject Matter: Civil Liberties / Domestic Social Policy

Bill number: S583

Description: TO PASS S. 583, A BILL TO PROMOTE THE SEPARATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL POWERS BY SECURING TO THE CONGRESS ADDITIONAL TIME IN WHICH TO CONSIDER THE RULES OF EVIDENCE FOR U.S. COURTS AND MAGISTRATES, THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE WHICH THE SUPREME COURT ON NOVEMBER 20, 1972, ORDERED THE CHIEF JUSTICE TO TRANSMIT TO CONGRESS.

Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY) Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Rules of Evidence for United States Courts and Magistrates, the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which are embraced by the orders entered by the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, November 20, 1972, and Monday, December 18, 1972, shall have no force or effect except to the extent, and with such amendments, as they may (...show more) be expressly approved by Act of Congress.

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Bill titles: An Act to promote the separation of constitutional powers by suspending the effectiveness of the Rules of Evidence for United States Courts and Magistrates, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure transmitted to the Congress by the Chief Justice on February 5, 1973, until approved by Act of Congress.; A bill to promote the separation of constitutional powers by securing to the Congress additional time in which to consider the rules of evidence for U.S. courts and magistrates, the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure which the Supreme Court on November 20, 1972, ordered the Chief Justice to transmit to the Congress.

Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-40, p. H1730;

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