Elimination of Jurisdictional Amount Requirement in Judicial Review

  • Recommendation number: 68-7
  • Adopted on: December 11, 1968
  • Publication Date: December 11, 1968

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Title 28 of the United States Code should be amended to eliminate any requirement of a minimum jurisdictional amount before U.S. district courts may exercise original jurisdiction over any action in which the plaintiff alleges that he has been injured or threatened with injury by an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof, acting under color of Federal law. This amendment is not to affect other limitations on the availability or scope of judicial review of Federal administrative action.



1 ACUS 22

Notes:  (1) This recommendation was not published previously in the Federal Register.  (2) This recommendation was implemented by Pub. L. 94-574.


Cramton, Roger C.  Elimination of Jurisdictional Amount Requirement in Judicial Review.  Report of the Committee on Judicial Review in Support of Recommendation No. 7.  1 ACUS 170 (1971).  Revision:  Nonstatutory Review of Federal Administrative Action:  The Need for Statutory Reform of Sovereign Immunity, Subject Matter Jurisdiction, and Parties Defendant.  68 Mich. L. Rev. 387 (1970), at 436.