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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
Herb 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

    $8,717,671
    $8,717,671
    8.6 times as much
    $65,814,872
    $9,500,115
    $75,314,987
    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$76,050$148,900
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,850$548,650
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$250$72,257
    Max BaucusDMT$44,443$828,779
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$129,900$1,281,729
    Bob BennettRUT$0$215,889
    Joe BidenDDE$604,820$1,832,292
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$52,200$433,706
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,000$490,463
    Barbara BoxerDCA$254,150$1,131,842
    Sherrod BrownDOH$72,403$1,282,786
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$104,964
    Jim BunningRKY$4,700$313,009
    Richard BurrRNC$4,000$622,176
    Robert ByrdDWV$50,050$209,665
    Maria CantwellDWA$399,917$1,158,529
    Ben CardinDMD$52,190$1,088,823
    Tom CarperDDE$19,099$415,494
    Bob CaseyDPA$381,128$3,095,541
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,700$878,960
    Hillary ClintonDNY$379,021$4,169,678
    Tom CoburnROK$0$125,225
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$231,664
    Norm ColemanRMN$5,000$1,021,337
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,250$502,030
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$173,746$666,743
    Bob CorkerRTN$103,310$879,669
    John CornynRTX$4,175$1,556,647
    Larry CraigRID$0$36,000
    Mike CrapoRID$25,800$245,200
    Jim DeMintRSC$3,250$807,315
    Chris DoddDCT$30,850$1,003,944
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$1,000$733,874
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$121,950
    Byron DorganDND$49,962$338,301
    Dick DurbinDIL$442,490$1,614,213
    John EnsignRNV$0$308,484
    Mike EnziRWY$0$71,751
    Russ FeingoldDWI$63,600$777,802
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$39,215$675,496
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$373,272$1,406,534
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$454,559
    Judd GreggRNH$0$201,200
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$101,500
    Tom HarkinDIA$44,200$578,767
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$58,065$510,595
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,000$782,434
    Jim InhofeROK$0$209,220
    Dan InouyeDHI$15,800$196,028
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,550$714,374
    Tim JohnsonDSD$46,630$396,396
    Ted KennedyDMA$285,075$928,450
    John F. KerryDMA$37,750$367,978
    Amy KlobucharDMN$104,140$920,646
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$879,021
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$82,010$1,297,529
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$94,350$773,915
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$121,832$511,829
    Carl LevinDMI$82,950$681,320
    Joe LiebermanICT$64,950$1,259,096
    Blanche LincolnDAR$34,250$390,913
    Chester Trent LottRMS$7,000$204,597
    Dick LugarRIN$28,750$386,990
    Mel MartinezRFL$110,900$1,217,072
    John McCainRAZ$0$176,175
    Claire McCaskillDMO$182,840$1,432,455
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$25,050$1,071,933
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$52,867$2,025,881
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$41,250$272,087
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$278,203
    Patty MurrayDWA$145,000$628,698
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,250$718,680
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$597,303$2,552,497
    Barack ObamaDIL$280,717$2,039,187
    Mark L. PryorDAR$205,800$667,101
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$61,100$463,007
    Harry ReidDNV$360,832$1,147,852
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$256,578
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$71,498$644,100
    Ken SalazarDCO$451,331$1,770,479
    Bernie SandersIVT$44,450$88,539
    Chuck SchumerDNY$127,750$1,058,429
    Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$482,051
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$147,200$810,677
    Gordon SmithROR$22,850$639,772
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,000$206,385
    Arlen SpecterDPA$118,550$2,480,941
    Debbie StabenowDMI$206,541$1,244,846
    Ted StevensRAK$0$254,191
    John SununuRNH$0$450,485
    Jon TesterDMT$50,600$462,499
    John ThuneRSD$7,100$597,344
    David VitterRLA$500$622,703
    George VoinovichROH$0$696,308
    John WarnerRVA$0$1,000
    Jim WebbDVA$38,900$625,136
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$159,399$716,056
    Ron WydenDOR$52,500$313,472

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$76,050$148,900
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,850$548,650
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$250$72,257
    Max BaucusDMT$44,443$828,779
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$129,900$1,281,729
    Bob BennettRUT$0$215,889
    Joe BidenDDE$604,820$1,832,292
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$52,200$433,706
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,000$490,463
    Barbara BoxerDCA$254,150$1,131,842
    Sherrod BrownDOH$72,403$1,282,786
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$104,964
    Jim BunningRKY$4,700$313,009
    Richard BurrRNC$4,000$622,176
    Robert ByrdDWV$50,050$209,665
    Maria CantwellDWA$399,917$1,158,529
    Ben CardinDMD$52,190$1,088,823
    Tom CarperDDE$19,099$415,494
    Bob CaseyDPA$381,128$3,095,541
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,700$878,960
    Hillary ClintonDNY$379,021$4,169,678
    Tom CoburnROK$0$125,225
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$231,664
    Norm ColemanRMN$5,000$1,021,337
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,250$502,030
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$173,746$666,743
    Bob CorkerRTN$103,310$879,669
    John CornynRTX$4,175$1,556,647
    Larry CraigRID$0$36,000
    Mike CrapoRID$25,800$245,200
    Jim DeMintRSC$3,250$807,315
    Chris DoddDCT$30,850$1,003,944
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$1,000$733,874
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$121,950
    Byron DorganDND$49,962$338,301
    Dick DurbinDIL$442,490$1,614,213
    John EnsignRNV$0$308,484
    Mike EnziRWY$0$71,751
    Russ FeingoldDWI$63,600$777,802
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$39,215$675,496
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$373,272$1,406,534
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$454,559
    Judd GreggRNH$0$201,200
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$101,500
    Tom HarkinDIA$44,200$578,767
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$58,065$510,595
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$17,000$782,434
    Jim InhofeROK$0$209,220
    Dan InouyeDHI$15,800$196,028
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,550$714,374
    Tim JohnsonDSD$46,630$396,396
    Ted KennedyDMA$285,075$928,450
    John F. KerryDMA$37,750$367,978
    Amy KlobucharDMN$104,140$920,646
    Herb KohlDWI$0$500
    Jon KylRAZ$1,500$879,021
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$82,010$1,297,529
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$94,350$773,915
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$121,832$511,829
    Carl LevinDMI$82,950$681,320
    Joe LiebermanICT$64,950$1,259,096
    Blanche LincolnDAR$34,250$390,913
    Chester Trent LottRMS$7,000$204,597
    Dick LugarRIN$28,750$386,990
    Mel MartinezRFL$110,900$1,217,072
    John McCainRAZ$0$176,175
    Claire McCaskillDMO$182,840$1,432,455
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$25,050$1,071,933
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$52,867$2,025,881
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$41,250$272,087
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$278,203
    Patty MurrayDWA$145,000$628,698
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$104,250$718,680
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$597,303$2,552,497
    Barack ObamaDIL$280,717$2,039,187
    Mark L. PryorDAR$205,800$667,101
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$61,100$463,007
    Harry ReidDNV$360,832$1,147,852
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$256,578
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$71,498$644,100
    Ken SalazarDCO$451,331$1,770,479
    Bernie SandersIVT$44,450$88,539
    Chuck SchumerDNY$127,750$1,058,429
    Jeff SessionsRAL$1,000$482,051
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$147,200$810,677
    Gordon SmithROR$22,850$639,772
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,000$206,385
    Arlen SpecterDPA$118,550$2,480,941
    Debbie StabenowDMI$206,541$1,244,846
    Ted StevensRAK$0$254,191
    John SununuRNH$0$450,485
    Jon TesterDMT$50,600$462,499
    John ThuneRSD$7,100$597,344
    David VitterRLA$500$622,703
    George VoinovichROH$0$696,308
    John WarnerRVA$0$1,000
    Jim WebbDVA$38,900$625,136
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$159,399$716,056
    Ron WydenDOR$52,500$313,472

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Trial lawyers & law firms$8,717,671

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$65,814,872
    Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,500,115
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