- "If you think negotiating is the right thing to do, let's talk to her."
"The Senate's made it illegal."
"They say official meetings would only legitimize the Separatists."
- ―Ahsoka Tano and Padmé Amidala
Following the secession of a multitude of star systems from the Galactic Republic into the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Galactic Senate passed a law prohibiting the senators of the Republic and Separatist Senates from communicating with each other. This law continued into the time of the Clone Wars and hampered a peace deal between Republic Senator Padmé Amidala and Separatist Senator Mina Bonteri.