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Veterans' Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2011

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to prevent the use of the legal system in a manner that extorts money from State and local governments, and the Federal Government, and inhibits such governments' constitutional actions under the first, tenth, and fourteenth amendments.


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Date
05/26/2011Introduced in House

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Date
07/11/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/26/2011Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/26/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/26/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution07/11/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/26/2011)

Veterans' Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2011 - Amends the Revised Statutes of the United States to limit the remedy, in a civil action against a state or local official for deprivation of civil rights, to injunctive and declaratory relief, and deny attorneys' fees, where the deprivation consists of a violation of a prohibition in the Constitution against the establishment of religion, including violations relating to: (1) religious words or imagery in veterans' memorials, public buildings, or official seals of states or their subdivisions; and (2) the chartering of Boy Scout units by states or their subdivisions and the Boy Scouts' using public buildings.

Imposes the same limits regarding such an action against the United States or any U.S. agency or official acting in his or her official capacity.