Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any appeal from—
(1)any decision of the bankruptcy court with respect to the constitutionality of any provision of this chapter; and
(2)any decision of the court having jurisdiction over the reorganization of the Milwaukee Railroad with respect to the constitutionality of the Milwaukee Railroad Restructuring Act (45 U.S.C. 901 et seq.),
shall be taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
(b) Appellate proceedings
If appeals are taken from decisions described in subsection (a) of this section involving section
1008 of this title or section 9 or 15 of the Milwaukee Railroad Restructuring Act [45 U.S.C. 908 or 915], the court of appeals shall determine such appeals in a consolidated proceeding, sitting en banc.
(c) Action in United States Court of Claims
Nothing in this chapter or in the Milwaukee Railroad Restructuring Act (45 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) shall limit the right of any person to commence an action in the United States Court of Claims  under section
1491 of title
28 (commonly referred to as the Tucker Act).
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (c), was in the original “this title”, meaning title I (§ 101 et seq.) of Pub. L. 96–254, May 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 399, as amended, known as the Rock Island Railroad Transition and Employee Assistance Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1001 of this title and Tables.
The Milwaukee Railroad Restructuring Act, referred to in subsecs. (a)(2) and (c), is Pub. L. 96–101, Nov. 4, 1979, 93 Stat. 736, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 18 (§ 901 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
901 of this title and Tables.
The United States Court of Claims, referred to in subsec. (c), and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals were merged effective Oct. 1, 1982, into a new United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Pub. L. 97–164, Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 25, which also created a United States Claims Court [now United States Court of Federal Claims] that inherited the trial jurisdiction of the Court of Claims. See sections
171 et seq., 791 et seq., and 1491 et seq. of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–620struck out provision requiring the court to render a final decision no later than 60 days after the filing of the last such appeal.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–620not applicable to cases pending on Nov. 8, 1984, see section 403 ofPub. L. 98–620, set out as a note under section
1657 of Title
28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
Section effective Oct. 14, 1980, see section 710(d) ofPub. L. 96–448, set out as an Effective Date of 1980 Amendment note under section
1170 of Title
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