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H.R. 893: Court Shopping Deterrence Act

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The Republican bill would increase the odds of the conservative Supreme Court overruling left-leaning “nationwide injunction” decisions by a lower court.


The Supreme Court can declare laws, executive orders, or regulations as unconstitutional nationwide. Lower level district courts can do the same, but traditionally the ruling is appealed by the losing party. It’s generally not the final decision, unless a higher court declines to take up the case.

In other words, the law usually wasn’t actually struck down by a district court — it was just a preliminary ruling. So the law (or executive order or regulation) itself would still remain in effect in the meantime.

Until recently. The concept of the “nationwide injunction,” in which a district court rules that a law is not only unconstitutional but immediately …

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John W. Rose

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 5, 2021

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8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 5, 2021

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H.R. 893 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 893. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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