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S. 2449 - Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2007

Law. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2007

S. 2449 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2007
  • Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008
Sponsor
Herbert Kohl
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Actions and defenses
  • Consumers
  • Court records
  • Discovery (Law)
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Government information
  • Health policy
  • Medical care
  • Product safety
  • Public health
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    Major Actions
    Introduced12/11/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced12/11/2007
    12/11/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S15140-15141)
    12/11/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Put on a legislative calendar3/06/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
    8/01/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 110-439.
    Put on a legislative calendar8/01/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 935.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    $7,682,154
    $7,682,154
    10 times as much
    $68,095,414
    $9,219,712
    $77,315,126
    2 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2008

    2 organizations supported this bill

    American Association for Justice
    (n.d.). Statement in support. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Public Citizen
    (n.d.). Action Alert in Support. Retrieved n.d., from .

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    American Bar Association
    (n.d.). Statement in opposition. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
    (n.d.). NAMIC. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$72,550$159,800
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$35,850$525,600
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$250$70,257
    Max BaucusDMT$42,393$842,446
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$112,950$1,302,304
    Bob BennettRUT$0$217,526
    Joe BidenDDE$566,370$2,123,697
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$46,200$427,760
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$553,460
    Barbara BoxerDCA$283,705$1,495,511
    Sherrod BrownDOH$75,418$1,306,273
    Sam BrownbackRKS$2,000$103,001
    Jim BunningRKY$4,900$395,598
    Richard BurrRNC$4,000$675,610
    Robert ByrdDWV$32,000$226,176
    Maria CantwellDWA$294,267$1,174,996
    Ben CardinDMD$33,490$1,061,190
    Tom CarperDDE$28,099$498,019
    Bob CaseyDPA$370,449$3,133,775
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,700$911,351
    Hillary ClintonDNY$310,764$4,426,762
    Tom CoburnROK$0$142,890
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$217,564
    Norm ColemanRMN$5,000$998,190
    Susan CollinsRME$23,250$527,130
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$163,565$637,928
    Bob CorkerRTN$94,110$783,810
    John CornynRTX$3,375$1,515,488
    Larry CraigRID$0$36,500
    Mike CrapoRID$22,000$242,337
    Jim DeMintRSC$3,250$793,283
    Chris DoddDCT$28,850$1,000,562
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$1,000$731,248
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$123,850
    Byron DorganDND$41,462$361,251
    Dick DurbinDIL$420,135$1,675,517
    John EnsignRNV$0$340,678
    Mike EnziRWY$0$82,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$68,650$699,271
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,049$694,591
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$238,072$1,316,758
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$441,811
    Judd GreggRNH$0$176,687
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$97,200
    Tom HarkinDIA$45,450$592,137
    Orrin HatchRUT$54,898$521,724
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,000$823,685
    Jim InhofeROK$0$202,318
    Dan InouyeDHI$39,750$255,343
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,550$711,461
    Tim JohnsonDSD$45,329$396,844
    Ted KennedyDMA$218,875$1,016,598
    John KerryDMA$33,300$379,267
    Amy KlobucharDMN$90,772$939,766
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$875,252
    Mary LandrieuDLA$76,210$1,256,497
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$90,550$816,282
    Patrick LeahyDVT$107,332$531,829
    Carl LevinDMI$77,650$686,594
    Joe LiebermanICT$58,750$1,262,506
    Blanche LincolnDAR$42,750$479,613
    Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$209,697
    Dick LugarRIN$28,750$391,040
    Mel MartinezRFL$108,150$1,207,437
    John McCainRAZ$0$154,425
    Claire McCaskillDMO$157,972$1,351,632
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$25,050$1,089,333
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,032$2,047,099
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$41,250$293,687
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,500$313,104
    Patty MurrayDWA$176,950$752,575
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$81,250$730,021
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$526,788$2,535,187
    Barack ObamaDIL$250,217$2,223,804
    Mark PryorDAR$177,100$687,616
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,964$457,623
    Harry ReidDNV$301,732$1,233,034
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$266,978
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$59,548$688,174
    Ken SalazarDCO$261,114$1,531,405
    Bernie SandersIVT$49,950$99,289
    Chuck SchumerDNY$124,250$1,133,968
    Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$467,360
    Richard ShelbyRAL$118,200$848,574
    Gordon SmithROR$21,850$660,335
    Olympia SnoweRME$1,000$208,860
    Arlen SpecterDPA$110,200$2,684,528
    Debbie StabenowDMI$220,984$1,271,194
    Ted StevensRAK$0$273,391
    John SununuRNH$0$511,524
    Jon TesterDMT$28,600$458,636
    John ThuneRSD$6,350$578,296
    David VitterRLA$500$640,781
    George VoinovichROH$0$739,915
    John WarnerRVA$0$2,000
    Jim WebbDVA$17,600$529,717
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$141,014$726,857
    Ron WydenDOR$66,500$293,907

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$72,550$159,800
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$35,850$525,600
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$250$70,257
    Max BaucusDMT$42,393$842,446
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$112,950$1,302,304
    Bob BennettRUT$0$217,526
    Joe BidenDDE$566,370$2,123,697
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$46,200$427,760
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$553,460
    Barbara BoxerDCA$283,705$1,495,511
    Sherrod BrownDOH$75,418$1,306,273
    Sam BrownbackRKS$2,000$103,001
    Jim BunningRKY$4,900$395,598
    Richard BurrRNC$4,000$675,610
    Robert ByrdDWV$32,000$226,176
    Maria CantwellDWA$294,267$1,174,996
    Ben CardinDMD$33,490$1,061,190
    Tom CarperDDE$28,099$498,019
    Bob CaseyDPA$370,449$3,133,775
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,700$911,351
    Hillary ClintonDNY$310,764$4,426,762
    Tom CoburnROK$0$142,890
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$217,564
    Norm ColemanRMN$5,000$998,190
    Susan CollinsRME$23,250$527,130
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$163,565$637,928
    Bob CorkerRTN$94,110$783,810
    John CornynRTX$3,375$1,515,488
    Larry CraigRID$0$36,500
    Mike CrapoRID$22,000$242,337
    Jim DeMintRSC$3,250$793,283
    Chris DoddDCT$28,850$1,000,562
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$1,000$731,248
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$123,850
    Byron DorganDND$41,462$361,251
    Dick DurbinDIL$420,135$1,675,517
    John EnsignRNV$0$340,678
    Mike EnziRWY$0$82,251
    Russ FeingoldDWI$68,650$699,271
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$24,049$694,591
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$238,072$1,316,758
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$441,811
    Judd GreggRNH$0$176,687
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$97,200
    Tom HarkinDIA$45,450$592,137
    Orrin HatchRUT$54,898$521,724
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,000$823,685
    Jim InhofeROK$0$202,318
    Dan InouyeDHI$39,750$255,343
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,550$711,461
    Tim JohnsonDSD$45,329$396,844
    Ted KennedyDMA$218,875$1,016,598
    John KerryDMA$33,300$379,267
    Amy KlobucharDMN$90,772$939,766
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$875,252
    Mary LandrieuDLA$76,210$1,256,497
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$90,550$816,282
    Patrick LeahyDVT$107,332$531,829
    Carl LevinDMI$77,650$686,594
    Joe LiebermanICT$58,750$1,262,506
    Blanche LincolnDAR$42,750$479,613
    Chester Trent LottRMS$1,000$209,697
    Dick LugarRIN$28,750$391,040
    Mel MartinezRFL$108,150$1,207,437
    John McCainRAZ$0$154,425
    Claire McCaskillDMO$157,972$1,351,632
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$25,050$1,089,333
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,032$2,047,099
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$41,250$293,687
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,500$313,104
    Patty MurrayDWA$176,950$752,575
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$81,250$730,021
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$526,788$2,535,187
    Barack ObamaDIL$250,217$2,223,804
    Mark PryorDAR$177,100$687,616
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,964$457,623
    Harry ReidDNV$301,732$1,233,034
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$266,978
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$59,548$688,174
    Ken SalazarDCO$261,114$1,531,405
    Bernie SandersIVT$49,950$99,289
    Chuck SchumerDNY$124,250$1,133,968
    Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$467,360
    Richard ShelbyRAL$118,200$848,574
    Gordon SmithROR$21,850$660,335
    Olympia SnoweRME$1,000$208,860
    Arlen SpecterDPA$110,200$2,684,528
    Debbie StabenowDMI$220,984$1,271,194
    Ted StevensRAK$0$273,391
    John SununuRNH$0$511,524
    Jon TesterDMT$28,600$458,636
    John ThuneRSD$6,350$578,296
    David VitterRLA$500$640,781
    George VoinovichROH$0$739,915
    John WarnerRVA$0$2,000
    Jim WebbDVA$17,600$529,717
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$141,014$726,857
    Ron WydenDOR$66,500$293,907

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Trial lawyers & law firms$7,682,154

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$68,095,414
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,219,712
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