S.417 - A bill to amend title 28 of the United States Code to bar any civil trial involving the President until after the President vacates office, but to allow for sealed discovery during the time the President is in office.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY] (Introduced 02/11/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/11/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.417 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.