109th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1070
To limit the jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases and promote federalism.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 3, 2005


A BILL

To limit the jurisdiction of Federal courts in certain cases and promote federalism.
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 `Constitution Restoration Act of 2005'.

TITLE I--JURISDICTION

SEC. 101. APPELLATE JURISDICTION.
(a) Amendment to Title 28- Chapter 81 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

`Sec. 1260. Matters not reviewable
`Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an entity of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer or agent of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official or personal capacity), concerning that entity's, officer's, or agent's acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.'.
(b) Table of Sections- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 81 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`1260. Matters not reviewable.'.

SEC. 102. LIMITATIONS ON JURISDICTION.
(a) Amendment to Title 28- Chapter 85 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end of the following:

`Sec. 1370. Matters that the Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to review
`Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district courts shall not have jurisdiction of a matter if the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction to review that matter by reason of section 1260 of this title.'.
(b) Table of Sections- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 85 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`1370. Matters that the Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to review.'

TITLE II--INTERPRETATION

SEC. 201. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION.
In interpreting and applying the Constitution of the United States, a court of the United States may not rely upon any constitution, law, administrative rule, Executive order, directive, policy, judicial decision, or any other action of any foreign state or international organization or agency, other than English constitutional and common law up to the time of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

TITLE III—ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 301. EXTRAJURISDICTIONAL CASES NOT BINDING ON STATES.
Any decision of a Federal court which has been made prior to, on, or after the effective date of this Act, to the extent that the decision relates to an issue removed from Federal jurisdiction under section 1260 or 1370 of title 28, United States Code, as added by this Act, is not binding precedent on any State court.

SEC. 302. IMPEACHMENT, CONVICTION, AND REMOVAL OF JUDGES FOR CERTAIN EXTRAJURISDICTIONAL ACTIVITIES.
To the extent that a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States or any judge of any Federal court engages in any activity that exceeds the jurisdiction of the court of that justice or judge, as the case may be, by reason of section 1260 or 1370 of title 28, United States Code, as added by this Act, engaging in that activity shall be deemed to constitute the commission of--
(1) an offense for which the judge may be removed upon impeachment and conviction; and
(2) a breach of the standard of good behavior required by article III, section 1 of the Constitution.

Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 6/8/2005 Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 4/5/2005
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] - 3/3/2005 Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] - 3/3/2005
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 3/3/2005 Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] - 12/13/2005
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] - 6/8/2005 Rep Cannon, Chris [UT-3] - 3/3/2005
Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] - 3/3/2005 Rep Davis, Jo Ann [VA-1] - 3/3/2005
Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-10] - 5/3/2005 Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 9/27/2005
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 6/28/2005 Rep Everett, Terry [AL-2] - 3/3/2005
Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] - 3/3/2005 Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 4/5/2005
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] - 3/3/2005 Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 3/3/2005
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 3/3/2005 Rep Jenkins, William L. [TN-1] - 6/8/2005
Rep Jindal, Bobby [LA-1] - 10/18/2005 Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 3/3/2005
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] - 7/28/2005 Rep Lewis, Ron [KY-2] - 3/3/2005
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 3/3/2005 Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] - 3/3/2005
Rep Myrick, Sue [NC-9] - 6/30/2005 Rep Norwood, Charlie [GA-9] - 4/5/2005
Rep Otter, C. L. (Butch) [ID-1] - 7/25/2005 Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] - 6/28/2005
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] - 3/3/2005 Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 3/3/2005
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 6/28/2005 Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] - 3/3/2005
Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] - 3/3/2005 Rep Ryun, Jim [KS-2] - 3/3/2005
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 11/15/2005 Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] - 9/27/2005
Rep Sodrel, Michael E. [IN-9] - 4/14/2005 Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 3/3/2005
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] - 6/17/2005 Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] - 4/5/2005
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 3/3/2005 Rep Weldon, Dave [FL-15] - 3/3/2005
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 3/3/2005

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