Last week, our divided Congress passed legislation — the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (JVCA) — that will alter federal court subject matter jurisdiction in a number of ways. The text of the JVCA can be found here. The Congressional report on the bill can be found here. An analysis of the bill can be found here. One commentator noted that the bill, which the President is expected to sign, “embodies the most far-reaching package of revisions to the Judicial Code since the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990.”
Among the changes:
The law will take effect 30 days after the President signs the bill.