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November 14, 1991 Policy

Violent Crime Control Act of 1991

10/91 Ex. Comm. #2

Section of Criminal Justice
Judicial Administration Division
Section of Litigation
JAD National Conference of Federal Trial Judges

Board of Governors
November 15, 1991

The Executive Committee approved a resolution that the American Bar Association opposes certain provisions of the Biden-Thurmond Violent Crime Control Act of 1991, or similar legislation, which would give federal prosecutors concurrent jurisdiction with state prosecutors in virtually all crimes where a gun transported in interstate commerce was used in the commission of a homicide or other violent or drug-trafficking crime.