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Jim Giles on Crime


Voted NO on requiring DNA testing in every death penalty case.

If the Senate were to vote on a bill that required DNA testing in every murder/homicide would you support such a measure in order to alleviate wrongful death sentences?

Giles says, "Federal legislation goes beyond constitutional authority."

Reference: DNA for death penalty questionnaire; Bill issues2000-B ; vote number issues2000-B on Jul 2, 2000

Voted YES on Three Strikes law.

If the Senate were to vote on a bill requiring a "three strikes" law, would you support such a measure?

Giles says, "Yes in federal cases only."

Reference: Three Strikes questionnaire; Bill issues2000-C ; vote number issues2000-C on Jul 2, 2000

Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards.

Approval of a limit on punitive damages in product liability cases.

Giles says, "The present indiscriminate authority to enforce product liability is excessive."

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)59; N)40; NV)1

Reference: Conference Report on H.R. 956; Bill H. R. 956 ; vote number 1996-46 on Mar 21, 1996

Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits.

Restriction of class-action security lawsuits.

Giles says, "The present indiscriminate authority to file class action lawsuits is excessive."

Status: Veto Overridden Y)68; N)30; P)1

Reference: H.R. 1058 passage over veto; Bill H.R. 1058 ; vote number 1995-612 on Dec 22, 1995

Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits.

Repeal federal speeding limits.

Giles says, "Regulation of highway speeds is beyond the constitutional authority of the Congress."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)64; N)36

Reference: Motion to table Lautenberg Amdt #1428; Bill S. 440 ; vote number 1995-270 on Jun 20, 1995

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