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Republican Lawmakers Take Aim at Judges Issuing Nationwide Rulings - ABI

Republican lawmakers are taking aim at the growing practice of federal judges issuing nationwide rulings, hoping to tackle an issue that has repeatedly stymied President Trump’s agenda during his year-and-a-half in office, the Wall Street Journal reported. The House Judiciary Committee will consider legislation today to curb nationwide injunctions — when a federal judge on one of the U.S.’s 94 district courts issues a ruling that covers the entire country, often halting a presidential initiative, program or action. The bill, proposed by committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), would instruct judges to write rulings that apply only to the individuals, organizations or entities that are part of the lawsuit in front of them.

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