Administrative Conference Recommends Repeal and Replacement of Section 1500

Tribal support needed. Here are the materials:

S 1500_ Revised draft recommendation _ 09202012

ACUS 1500 Tribal Views Letter

DOJ Statement Re Section 1500 Proposal

From DOJ:

The Department of Justice is seeking input from tribal leaders to assist the Department in formulating the official position it will take on a proposal that will be considered in early December 2012 by the Administrative Conference of the United States, of which the Department is a member. The proposal, which did not originate at the Department of Justice, would recommend to Congress that it repeal and replace 28 U.S.C. 1500, a Federal statute that prohibits consideration by the United States Court of Federal Claims of otherwise cognizable claims if the plaintiff also has pending litigation against the United States in any other court based on substantially the same operative facts, regardless of the type of relief sought. Additional information regarding the statute and the proposal are included in the attached letter and enclosures.

To help facilitate tribal input, the Department will host a conference call on November 1, 2012, at 3:00PM Eastern Time. If you would like to participate in the teleconference, please call 1-800-521-6079, pass code 997-34-555.


Please send any written comments by November 9, 2012 to:

Mail: Office of Tribal Justice

U.S. Department of Justice

RFK Main Justice Building, Room 2318

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530