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Washington, D. C., Thursday, January 11, 1912.

The committee met at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. Henry D. Clayton (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. Yesterday Mr. Moffett came to me and stated that the American Federation of Labor, or its representatives, were in the city and desired a hearing, and I told him to extend to the members of the American Federation of Labor and its president an invitation to appear this morning before the committee, and they are here now in pursuance of that invitation. We will, of course, be glad to hear from them. The subject upon which they wish to be heard and upon which they will speak is that of legislation relating to injunctions. The chairman will direct that all measures relating to that subject now pending before the committee be inserted in the record at this point.

[II. R. 55, Sixty-second Congress, first session.]


APRIL 4, 1911.

Mr. Beall of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to ie printed.

A BILL Limiting the power of circuit and district courts of the United States and the judges thereof to issue injunctions and restral ing orders against State laws and State officers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no circuit or district court and no circuit or district judge of the United States shall hereafter issue an injunction or other order prohi iting or restraining the execution of any law of a State, or prohi iting or restraining any officer of any State from executing any law of such State, in any case except after final trial has been had and after final judgment or decree has been rendered declaring such State law to be in violation of the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States.


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