DOJ Backs Bill To Clarify Federal Removal Statute

Law360, New York (May 25, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday expressed strong support for a bill passed by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that would clarify the authority of federal officials to remove to federal court any state court proceedings against them in which a judicial order is sought or issued.

H.R. 5281, the Removal Clarification Act of 2010, was favorably reported Tuesday on a voice vote by members of the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on courts and competition policy.

The bill, sponsored by subcommittee chairman Hank Johnson,...
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