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H.R.984 State Secret Protection Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 05, 2009 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12.

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  • 58% of users support H.R.984

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    • The Constitution Project

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 10, 2009, by rbenech - Read this - http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/02/10/obama/ This bill will prevent dismissing claims based on state secrets.

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      As noted by rbenech, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 10, 2009, "Read this - http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/02/10/obama/ This bill will prevent dismissing claims based on state secrets."
    • On June 23, 2009, by annelisejd - I am not so sure this legislation will be effective with regards to the intent of forcing the Government to "prove" to a court that information may be detrimental to the security of The United States, I suppose it is worth a try.

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      As noted by annelisejd, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 23, 2009, "I am not so sure this legislation will be effective with regards to the intent of forcing the Government to "prove" to a court that information may be detrimental to the security of The United States, I suppose it is worth a try."
    • On November 18, 2009, by LucasFoxx - This bill strikes that ability. “if the court orders the Government to provide … and the Government fails to comply, in addition to any other appropriate sanctions, the court shall find against the Government on the factual or legal issue to which the privileged information is relevant.“ They can still withhold, but it will not help them; they’ll lose the argument and possibly the case.

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      As noted by LucasFoxx, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 18, 2009, "This bill strikes that ability. “if the court orders the Government to provide … and the Government fails to comply, in addition to any other appropriate sanctions, the court shall find against the Government on the factual or legal issue to which the privileged information is relevant.“ They can still withhold, but it will not help them; they’ll lose the argument and possibly the case."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.984: To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable ... - March 07, 2011 by opencongress.org - introduced a bill (HR 984) that would prevent the medical-loss ratio rules from reducing the commissions of insurance brokers and agents. The legislation, which would exclude brokers' fees from the calculations of insurers' administrative expenses.

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 07, 2011, "introduced a bill (HR 984) that would prevent the medical-loss ratio rules from reducing the commissions of insurance brokers and agents. The legislation, which would exclude brokers' fees from the calculations of insurers' administrative expenses." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h984/show)
    • Rep. Nadler's Questions on State Secrets | Cape Cod Lawyers | Cape ... - November 19, 2010 by Cape Cod Lawyers | Cape Cod Attorney - Today, the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on: HR 984 the State.

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      As noted by Cape Cod Lawyers | Cape Cod Attorney on November 19, 2010, "Today, the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on: HR 984 the State." (http://lawyercapecod.com/rep-nadlers-questions-on-state-secrets.html)
    • Doug Liman Talks "Fair Game" With ACLU - The blog dedicated to ... - November 04, 2010 by Know Your Legal Rights - Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the State Secrets Protection Act (H.R. 984)! Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. Please see You Tube's privacy statement on ...

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      As noted by Know Your Legal Rights on November 04, 2010, "Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the State Secrets Protection Act (H.R. 984)! Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. Please see You Tube's privacy statement on ..." (http://legalrights.abouteverythingsite.com/2010/11/05/doug-liman-talks-fair-game-with-aclu/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Two Battles Won: PATRIOT Reform AND State Secrets Reform Bills Pass House ... - November 04, 2009 by EFF (blog) - Even better, the Committee kept going after it was finished with PATRIOT to consider Representative Nadler's State Secret Protection Act (HR 984), ...

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      As noted by EFF (blog) on November 04, 2009, " Even better, the Committee kept going after it was finished with PATRIOT to consider Representative Nadler's State Secret Protection Act (HR 984), ... " (http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/11/battle-won-not-war-patriot-reform-bill-passes-out-)
    • Today on the Hill - June 03, 2009 by The Washington Post - ...2009." 2154 Rayburn. House Judiciary (2 p.m.): Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.984, the "State Secret Protection Act of 2009," to provide safe, fair, and responsible procedures and standards for resolv

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      As noted by The Washington Post on June 03, 2009, "...2009." 2154 Rayburn. House Judiciary (2 p.m.): Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee holds a hearing on H.R.984, the "State Secret Protection Act of 2009," to provide safe, fair, and responsible procedures and standards for resolv" (http://feeds.voices.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=42659427a65909964b0a73e02a23236f)
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