Summary: S.417 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.417. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (02/11/1999)

Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that an individual serving as President may not be a party in a trial on a civil action. Makes this provision inapplicable to any discovery or pretrial action in a civil action that is carried out in a manner consistent with reasonable case management principles and due deference to presidential responsibilities.

Directs that any discovery matter in such an action: (1) be filed with the court of jurisdiction under seal; and (2) not be available to the public until the President has vacated such office or until all parties to the action agree to release the discovery matter.