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H.R. 6730 - Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-09-07
Bill Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 14 - 6.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6730


    To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the issuance of national injunctions, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2018

    Mr. Goodlatte introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 28, United States Code, to prohibit the issuance of national injunctions, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties.

(a) In general.—Chapter 155 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 2285. Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties

“No court of the United States (and no district court of the Virgin Islands, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands) shall issue an order that purports to restrain the enforcement against a non-party of any statute, regulation, order, or similar authority, unless the non-party is represented by a party acting in a representative capacity pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 155 of title 28, United States Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2285 the following:

“2285. Orders purporting to restrain enforcement against non-parties.”.


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