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Law and Criminal Justice

Law and Criminal Justice

Law and Criminal JusticeNCSL's Standing Committee on Law and Criminal Justice addresses underlying principles for a balanced state-federal system and takes policy positions to preserve state sovereignty and set a high standard for preemption of state laws. The Committee's broad jurisdiction includes federalism and preemption issues, constitution and constitutional law, civil rights and liability issues and criminal justice.   Policies of the Law and Criminal Justice Committee include the Federalism policy that states the overall philosophy of NCSL with regard to American federalism, and includes sections on preemption, grant conditions and mandates, sovereign immunity and criminal jurisdiction within the purview of the states. Other policies include Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Election Reform, Federalism, Homeland Security, and Immigration.

LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE FALL FORUM

The Law and Criminal Justice Committee's agenda at the 2013 Fall Forum held in Washington, D.C. on December 4-6 included a program session on unmanned aircraft systems.

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LETTERS | TESTIMONY

In a March 12 letter to Senator John Coynyn NCSL expressed support of S. 1738, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2013”.

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POLICY POSITIONS | RESOLUTIONS

Policies of the Law and Criminal Justice Committee include the Federalism policy that states the overall philosophy of NCSL with regard to American federalism, and includes sections on preemption, grant conditions and mandates, sovereign immunity and criminal jurisdiction within the purview of the states. Other policies include Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Election Reform, Federalism, Homeland Security, and Immigration.

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STATE & LOCAL LEGAL CENTER

The State & Local Legal Center files amicus briefs, conducts moot courts and provides other assistance in connection with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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POLICY AREAS

The Law and Criminal Justice Committee has broad jurisdiction over civil, criminal and constitutional law.

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CYBERSECURITY

On Feb. 12, the president signed an Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity to establish a broad public-private cyberthreat information sharing  process as well as voluntary cybersecurity standards for the private sector.

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