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 Supreme Court as he originally promised, Trump plans to issue a revised executive order that his administration believes is more likely to withstand judicial scrutiny.)
Why many Republicans hate the 9th Circuit Court
Below the Supreme Court on the judicial ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2017
Length: 9 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 2, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Feb 1, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2477 (114th).
Feb 2, 2017
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S. 295 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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