Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House without amendment (09/26/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Calls for the President to grant a pardon, posthumously, to Jack Johnson (the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World) to expunge from the annals of American criminal justice a racially motivated abuse of the federal government's prosecutorial authority and to recognize his athletic and cultural contributions to society.