Summary: S.93 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/25/1989)

Intercircuit Panel of the United States Act - Establishes the Intercircuit Panel of the United States Courts of Appeals composed of nine circuit court judges and four alternate judges designated by the Supreme Court of the United States. States that the Chief Justice shall designate the presiding judge of the Panel from among the members of the Panel. Places the principal office of the Panel in the District of Columbia.

Allows the Supreme Court to refer cases to the Panel where a conflict exists between U.S. Courts of Appeals decisions. Declares that decisions of the Panel shall be binding on all U.S. courts unless modified or overruled by the Supreme Court.

Directs the Panel, in consultation with the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, to submit to the Supreme Court, the Judicial Conference of the United States, the President, and the Congress a comprehensive report on Panel activities.

Authorizes appropriations.

Terminates the Panel upon the disposition of all cases pending five years after the date of its first referral.