Category Archives: Courts

H.R.720 – Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.720 – Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 720 would amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to require courts to impose appropriate sanctions on attorneys, law firms, or parties who file frivolous lawsuits and require them to compensate parties injured by […]

H.R.985 – Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.985 – Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to amend procedures used in Federal Court class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to assure fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants. To that end “A Federal court shall not issue an […]

H.R.725 – Innocent Party Protection Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.725 – Innocent Party Protection Act Brief – “H.R. 725 would require Federal courts to deny a motion to transfer a case to state court under certain circumstances. The bill also would amend the procedures under which Federal courts consider a motion to remove a case to state […]

H.R.998 – SCRUB Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.998 – SCRUB Act Brief – A new Commission is created in this bill- The bill report explains “There is established a commission, to be known as the “Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission”, that shall review rules and sets of rules in accordance with specified criteria to determine if […]

H.R.1033 – Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.1033 – Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act Brief – The bill sates its purpose “To amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, to require the maintenance of databases on, awards of fees and other expenses to prevailing parties in certain administrative proceedings and court […]

H.R.387 – Email Privacy Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 8, 2017, 2017 H.R.387 – Email Privacy Act Brief – The bill would amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other […]

Trump Ex Orders – Ethics – Lobby Ban

  Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United […]

Trump Ex Orders – Foreign Travel Ban

  EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES   EXECUTIVE ORDER   – – – – – – –   Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States […]

Trump Ex Orders Manufacturing Regulations

Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing January 24, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby […]

H.R.587 – Fair RATES Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 27, 2017 H.R.587 – Fair RATES Act Brief – The bill would “To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of […]