Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet (114th Congress)

Nadler & Schatz Introduce New Legislation to Eliminate Excessive Court Fines and Fees that Target Low Income Communities

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced H.R. 6061, the State Justice Improvement Act, legislation that will make lasting changes to America’s criminal justice system. Across the country, courts often impose fines, fees, and monetary bail without considering an individual’s ability to pay – disproportionately impacting low income communities and... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.r. 469, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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H.R. 469 Is an Assault on Americans Health, Safety, and Privacy H.R. 469, the “Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017,” would significantly delay the process for ensuring that statutory deadlines established by Congress are enforced to protect Americans from serious harms such as dirty air and water, unsafe products, and reckless behavior by large financial ins... Read more »

Fact Sheet: H.r. 732, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

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H.R. 732 Would Undermine Civil Law Enforcement and Harm the Public H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017,” is a deeply flawed measure that would undermine the ability of civil law enforcement agencies to provide relief to victims of systemic misconduct. The bill would prohibit settlement agreements that authorize payments to parties not “directly and proximately” harmed by the un... Read more »