Text: H.R.2028 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 2028 Received in Senate (RDS)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 2028


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 27, 2004

                                Received

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                                 AN ACT


 
To amend title 28, United States Code, with respect to the jurisdiction 
 of Federal courts 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 2004''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON JURISDICTION.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 99 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 1632. Limitation on jurisdiction
    ``No court created by Act of Congress shall have any jurisdiction, 
and the Supreme Court shall have no appellate jurisdiction, to hear or 
decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the 
validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as 
defined in section 4 of title 4, or its recitation.''. The limitation 
in this section shall not apply to the Superior Court of the District 
of Columbia or the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
    (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. Limitation on jurisdiction.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 23, 2004.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.