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January 1975


INTRODUCTION: The prospects for meaningful, comprehensive revision of the District of Columbia's substantive criminal laws have improved markedly in recent years. In the most promising of recent political developments, Congress established a Law Review Commission for the District of Columbia in August of 1974 with a broad mandate to give special consideration to revision of the criminal code.' Since jurisdiction to initiate revision of the criminal laws will pass to the District of Columbia Council in January of 1977 pursuant to the Home Rule Act, Congress has substantial incentive to give final approval to a new criminal code within two years. Additionally, the recent development of the Proposed Federal Criminal Code should provide further stimulus to reform of the substantive criminal laws of the District of Columbia.

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