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H.R.3332: State Secrets Protection Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||law|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.|
|Total Cosponsors||8 (6 Democrats, 2 Republicans)|
|Introduced||Oct. 23, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 27, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
State Secrets Protection Act - Declares that in any civil action brought in federal or state court, the government has a privilege to refuse to give information and to prevent any person from giving information only if the government shows that public disclosure of the information that the government seeks to protect would be reasonably likely to cause significant harm to the national defense or the diplomatic relations of the United States.
Requires the court to take steps, which may include in camera and ex parte hearings and other security procedures, to protect sensitive information that comes before it.
Sets forth the court's authority regarding the participation of counsel, appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent an absent litigant's interests, and the disclosure of information when it presents a risk of harm. Provides for court-ordered presentation of adequate or nonprivileged substitutes (redacted copies, summary of information, stipulation of facts...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 27, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|Jan. 27, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.|
|Oct. 23, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|