The Legality of Nationwide Injunctions

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February 4, 2019 The Legality of Nationwide Injunctions

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of nationwide injunctions issued by federal district court judges against the federal government.

Monday, Feb 4, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Introductory Remarks By

The Honorable

Beth Williams

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice

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We are seeing a significant increase in the number of nationwide injunctions issued by federal district court judges against the federal government. Are such judges acting outside of their jurisdictional limits? Are their actions constitutional and within the procedural precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court? Do such injunctions promote forum shopping and do they violate class action requirements? Does this restrict the development of the law and violate the organizational structure of the federal judicial system by freezing legal issues in conformance with the holding of a single federal district judge, rather than allowing the 13 circuit courts of appeal to reach their own conclusions under the supervision of the Supreme Court? These important questions will be discussed in a lively forum by both academic and government legal experts.

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