[USC02] 18 USC 1509: Obstruction of court orders
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18 USC 1509: Obstruction of court orders Text contains those laws in effect on November 29, 2020
From Title 18-CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I-CRIMESCHAPTER 73-OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

§1509. Obstruction of court orders

Whoever, by threats or force, willfully prevents, obstructs, impedes, or interferes with, or willfully attempts to prevent, obstruct, impede, or interfere with, the due exercise of rights or the performance of duties under any order, judgment, or decree of a court of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

No injunctive or other civil relief against the conduct made criminal by this section shall be denied on the ground that such conduct is a crime.

(Added Pub. L. 86–449, title I, §101, May 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 86 ; amended Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 .)

Amendments

1994-Pub. L. 103–322 substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $1,000" in first par.