[USC02] 15 USC 242: Duty of United States attorney to enforce law
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15 USC 242: Duty of United States attorney to enforce law Text contains those laws in effect on March 6, 2021
From Title 15-COMMERCE AND TRADECHAPTER 6-WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND STANDARD TIMESUBCHAPTER VI-STANDARD BARRELS

§242. Duty of United States attorney to enforce law

It shall be the duty of each United States attorney, to whom satisfactory evidence of any violation of sections 237 to 242 of this title is presented, to cause appropriate proceedings to be commenced and prosecuted in the United States court having jurisdiction of such offense.

(Aug. 23, 1916, ch. 396, §6, 39 Stat. 531 ; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, §1, 62 Stat. 909 .)

Change of Name

Act June 25, 1948, eff. Sept. 1, 1948, substituted "United States attorney" for "district attorney". See section 541 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.