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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
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
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
ED GOSSETT, Texas
C. MURRAY BERNHARDT, Ohief 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
CHARLES J. Zinn, Lar Revision Counsel
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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
[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.
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.