S.CON.RES.5: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that John Arthur "Jack" Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor John McCain, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 5, 2013
Latest Major Action April 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Expresses the sense of Congress that Jack Johnson (the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World) should receive a posthumous pardon to expunge from the annals of American criminal justice a racially motivated abuse of the federal government's prosecutorial authority and to recognize his athletic and cultural contributions to society.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
April 18, 2013 Received in the House.
April 18, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
April 17, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
April 17, 2013 Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2773-2774)
March 5, 2013 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1134)