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1 tion of such courts, respectively, with full power to proceed

2 with such cases, and award mesne or final process therein,

3 and all files, records, indictments, and proceedings relating to

4 any such writ, action, indictment, cause, or proceeding shall 5 be transferred to such appropriate State courts and shall be 6 proceeded with therein in due course of law.

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(b) All civil causes of action and all criminal offenses

8 which shall have arisen or been committed prior to the ad

9 mission of the State, but as to which no writ, action, indict

10 ment, or proceeding shall be pending at the date of such ad

11 mission, shall be subject to prosecution in the appropriate

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12 State courts or in the United States District Court for the

13 District of Columbia in like manner, to the same extent, and

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14 with like right of appellate review, as if such State had been

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15 created and such State courts had been established prior to

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16 the accrual of such causes of action or the commission of such

17 offenses. The admission of the State shall effect no change in

18 the substantive or criminal law governing causes of action

19 and criminal offenses which shall have arisen or been com

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20 mitted, and any such criminal offenses as shall have been 21 committed against the laws of the District of Columbia shall 22 be tried and punished by the appropriate courts of the State,

23 and any such criminal offenses as shall have been committed

24 against the laws of the United States shall be tried and pun

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SEC. 11. Parties shall have the same rights of appeal

5 from and appellate review of final decisions of the United

6 States District Court for the District of Columbia or the Dis

7 trict of Columbia Court of Appeals in any case finally decided 8 prior to the admission of the State of New Columbia into the

9 Union, whether or not an appeal therefrom shall have been

10 perfected prior to such admission. The United States Court of

11 Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Supreme

12 Court of the United States shall have the same jurisdiction in

13 such cases as by law provided prior to the admission of the

14 State into the Union. Any mandate issued subsequent to the

15 admission of the State shall be to the United States District

16 Court for the District of Columbia or a court of the State, as

17 appropriate. Parties shall have the same rights of appeal from 18 and appellate review of all orders, judgments, and decrees of

19 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

20 and of the Supreme Court of the State of New Columbia, as

21 successor to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in

22 any case pending at the time of admission of the State into

23 the Union, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 24 District of Columbia Circuit and the Supreme Court of the

25 United States shall have the same jurisdiction therein, as by

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1 law provided in any case arising subsequent to the admission

2 of the State into the Union.

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JUDICIAL AND CRIMINAL PROVISIONS

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SEC. 12. Effective upon the admission of New Columbia

5 into the Union

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(1) Section 41 of title 28, United States Code is

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amended in the second column by inserting“, New

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Columbia" after “District of Columbia".

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(2) The first paragraph of section 88 of title : 28,

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United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

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“The District of Columbia and the State of New Colum

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Sec. 13. (a) Subject to subsection (b) and notwithstand

15 ing the admission of the State of New Columbia into the 16 Union, authority is reserved in the United States for the ex

17 ercise by the Congress of the United States of the power of 18 exclusive legislation, as provided by article I, section 8,

19 clause 17, of the Constitution of the United States, in all

20 cases whatsoever over such tracts or parcels of land as, im21 mediately prior to the admission of the State, are controlled 22 or owned by the United States and held for defense or Coast

23 Guard purposes.

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(b)(1) The State of New Columbia shall always have the

25 right to serve civil or criminal process within such tracts or

26 parcels of land in suits or prosecutions for or on account of

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1 rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed

2 within the State but outside of such tracts or parcels of land. 3 (2) The reservation of authority in the United States for

4 the exercise by the Congress of the United States of the

5 power of exclusive legislation over such lands shall not oper

6 ate to prevent such lands from being a part of the State of

7 New Columbia, or to prevent the State from exercising over

8 or upon such lands, concurrently with the States, any juris

9 diction which it would have in the absence of such reserva

10 tion of authority and which is consistent with the laws here

11 after enacted by the Congress pursuant to such reservation of

12 authority.

13 (3) The power of exclusive legislation shall vest and 14 remain in the United States only so long as the particular 15 tract or parcel of land involved is controlled or owned by the

16 United States and used for defense or Coast Guard purposes,

17 except that the United States shall continue to have sole and

18 exclusive jurisdiction over such military installations as have

19 been or may be determined to be critical areas as delineated

20 by the President of the United States or the Secretary of

21 Defense.

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UNITED STATES NATIONALITY

23 Sec. 14. No provision of this Act shall operate to confer 24 United States nationality, to terminate nationality lawfully 25 acquired, or to restore nationality terminated or lost under

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1 any law of the United States or under any treaty to which

2 the United States is or was a party.

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REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT LAWS

4 Sec. 15. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the 5 provisions of this Act, whether passed by the legislature of 6 the District of Columbia or by Congress, are hereby repealed.

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NATIONAL CAPITAL SERVICE AREA

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SEC. 16. (a) The National Capital Service Area referred

9 to in section 4 is more particularly described as follows: 10

Beginning at the point on the present Virginia

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District of Columbia boundary due west of the north

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ernmost point of Theodore Roosevelt Island and run

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ning due east of the eastern shore of the Potomac

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River;

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thence generally south along the shore at the

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mean high water mark to the northwest corner of the

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thence east along the north side of the Kennedy Center to a point where it reaches the E Street Ex

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pressway;

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thence east on the expressway to E Street North

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west and thence east on E Street Northwest to Eight

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