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107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5064

To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to the jurisdiction 
of Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court over certain cases and 
           controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              July 8, 2002

   Mr. Akin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to the jurisdiction 
of Federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court over certain cases and 
           controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pledge Protection Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. JURISDICTION LIMITATION.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1632. Jurisdiction limitation
    ``No court established by Act of Congress shall have jurisdiction 
to hear or determine any claim that the recitation of the Pledge of 
Allegiance, as set forth in section 4 of title 4, violates the first 
article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
end the following new item:

``1632. Jurisdiction Limitation.''.
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