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S. 295: Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring and Modernization Act

About the bill

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

Status:

Introduced on Feb 2, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 2, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate (House next)

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 295 is 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.

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