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Short Titles as Introduced

Bend Toward Justice Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to lower the mens rea standard to reckless for the offense related to depriving persons of their rights under the color of law, and for other purposes.


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06/08/2020Introduced in House

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06/08/2020Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/08/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary06/08/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/08/2020)

Bend Toward Justice Act of 2020

This bill lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to reckless—to convict a government official (including a law enforcement officer) for deprivation of rights while acting under color of law.