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S. 295 (115th): Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act

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Mere days after President Trump signed a controversial executive order temporarily banning U.S. entry for immigrants or refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, it was struck down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. This put national focus on that court, which encompasses both some of the most progressive and conservative states, yet generally issues liberal decisions — making it despised many Republicans.

A new bill in Congress could make it less likely for that court to issue decisions like striking down the Trump executive order.

(Rather than appeal to the ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2017
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Feb 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Feb 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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S. 295 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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