S.952 - A bill to improve the administration of justice by providing greater discretion to the Supreme Court in selecting the cases it will review, and for other purposes.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heflin, Howell [D-AL] (Introduced 04/08/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 100-300; H.Rept 100-660|
|Latest Action:||06/27/1988 Became Public Law No: 100-352. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.952 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (03/18/1988)
Repeals the provision of the judicial code authorizing any party (in a proceeding to which the United States is a party) to appeal directly to the Supreme Court from a Federal court order which declares an Act of Congress unconstitutional.
Repeals Supreme Court mandatory jurisdiction to hear appeals from a Federal appellate court decision holding a State statute unconstitutional.
Repeals Supreme Court mandatory jurisdiction to hear appeals from decisions of the highest court of a State (including Puerto Rico) which hold that: (1) a Federal treaty or statute is invalid; or (2) a State law is valid.