At its meeting in November, the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC) will be considering several recommendations submitted by the JSC Technical Working Group intended to clarify the use of "court" and "jurisdiction" and related terms in RDA. According to the abstract provided by the Working Group in its paper, "[t]he main proposal restricts the meaning of 'jurisdiction' to the context of place and separates it from the context of corporate body. Other proposals make appropriate changes to the terminology of RDA instructions and definitions and scope notes of RDA elements and relationship designators."
The responses from the national libraries and library organizations that are members of the JSC run the gamut from nearly complete acceptance (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) to complete rejection (German National Library) of the Working Group's recommendations, with other organizations falling somewhere in between. ALA and the Library of Congress have given quite nuanced responses, approving some recommendations and suggesting changes to others.
The Working Group's paper and the organizational responses to it are available at: http://www.rda-jsc.org/working2.html#technical-4.