National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission Act: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 497 ... September 29, 1995

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Page 167 - This power, like all others vested in congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed in the constitution.
Page 475 - The first Americans — the Indians — are the most deprived and most isolated minority group in our nation. On virtually every scale of measurement — employment, income, education, health — the condition of the Indian people ranks at the bottom.
Page 215 - The national sample survey conducted by the Survey Research Center of The University of Michigan in the fall of 1960 had features which give an unparalleled opportunity to comment on the recent evolution of the American electorate. The fall surveys were part of a long-term "panel" study, in which respondents first interviewed at the time of the 1956 presidential election were reinterviewed.
Page 162 - The federal government should prevent interference by one state with the gambling policies of another, and should act to protect identifiable national interests. The Commission recommends that Congress consider enacting a statute to insure the state's continued power to regulate gambling.
Page 179 - In 1947 plaintiff petitioned for a rule to show cause why the defendant should not be held in contempt for failure to comply with the decree.
Page 166 - It is conceded that a federal excise tax does not cease to be valid merely because it discourages or deters the activities taxed. Nor is the tax invalid because the revenue obtained is negligible.
Page 175 - It has sought to determine the amount of revenues that would ultimately be raised by such a measure, and whether such revenues would warrant the administrative expenses and social and economic consequences involved. Using these criteria, the Commission seriously questions whether the new withholding measure would serve to further any identifiable national interest; indeed, it would appear that such withholding interferes with the policies of numerous State governments.
Page 210 - Jersey, where judges have followed such a sentencing policy for the past decade, excessive crowding of the court calendar does not appear to be a problem. Moreover, what the Commission is recommending to police and prosecutors is likely to lead to the presentation of fewer and more serious gambling cases in court. It appears that the Information available to judges in the sentencing of gambling offenders is often Inadequate. Presentence reports are not routinely requested and prosecutors often fail...
Page 464 - While creating no output, gambling does nevertheless absorb time and resources. When pursued beyond the limits of recreation, where the main purpose after all is to "kill" time, gambling subtracts from the national income.
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