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APRIL 25, 1947.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House

on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EARL C. MICHENER, Michigan, Chairman JOHN M. ROBSION, Kentucky

EMANUEL CELLER, New York CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois

FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania JOHN W. GWYNNE, Iowa

SAM HOBBS, Alabama LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM T. BYRNE, New York RAYMOND S. SPRINGER, Indiana

ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee FRANK FELLOWS, Maine

JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina EARL R. LEWIS, Ohio

FADJO CRAVENS, Arkansas JOHN JENNINGS, JR., Tennessee

THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts ANGIER L. GOODWIN, Massachusetts MARTIN GORSKI, Illinois CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey

MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio
E. WALLACE CHADWICK, Pennsylvania FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky
ALBERT L. REEVES, JR., Missouri

ED GOSSETT, Texas
KENNETH B. KEATING, New York
EDWARD J. DEVITT, Minnesota

C. MURRAY BERNHARDT, Ohief Olerk
VELMA SMEDLEY, A88istant Chief Olerk

SUBCOMMITTEL No. 1

JOHN M. ROBSION, Kentucky, Chairman CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois

EMANUEL CELLER, New York JOHN JENNINGS, JR., Tennessee

FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky
E. WALLACE CHADWICK, Pennsylvania ED GOSSETT, Texas

CHARLES J. Zinn, Lar Revision Counsel
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80TH CONGRESS

1st Session

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

REPORT No. 308

REVISION OF TITLE 28, UNITED STATES CODE

APRIL 25, 1947.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. Robson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 3214]

The Committee on the Judiciary submits the following report in explanation of the bill (H. R. 3214) to revise, codify, and enact into law title 28 of the United States Code entitled “Judicial Code and Judiciary,” and recommends that the bill do pass. The present bill has been substituted for an earlier bill (H. R. 2055) on which hearings were held and contains changes recommended by the subcommittee.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

SCOPE OF REVISION

The source material of this revision was the Judicial Code of 1911 constituting, in part, title 28 of the United States Code. To this were added appropriate sections from other titles which could be transferred without impairing the framework of the official United States Code prepared by the former Committee on Revision of the Laws of the House and enacted by Congress in 1926.

This revision includes all applicable laws in effect March 10, 1947. Before actual revision was begun a scientific plan was assembled. This included:

1. The complete text of title 28, United States Code, 1940 edition, and the latest supplement thereto.

2. Pertinent provisions from other titles of the code. 3. Complete text of original acts set out in the Statutes at Large. 4. Applicable constructions by the courts. 5. Notes based upon a careful examination of the Code of Federal Regulations and law reviews.

6. Exhaustive historical notes.

7. Notes on the Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Criminal Procedure promulgated by the Supreme Court.

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