18 USC 177: Injunctions
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

18 USC 177: Injunctions Text contains those laws in effect on September 27, 2021
From Title 18-CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I-CRIMESCHAPTER 10-BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS

§177. Injunctions

(a) In General.-The United States may obtain in a civil action an injunction against-

(1) the conduct prohibited under section 175 of this title;

(2) the preparation, solicitation, attempt, threat, or conspiracy to engage in conduct prohibited under section 175 of this title; or

(3) the development, production, stockpiling, transferring, acquisition, retention, or possession, or the attempted development, production, stockpiling, transferring, acquisition, retention, or possession of any biological agent, toxin, or delivery system of a type or in a quantity that under the circumstances has no apparent justification for prophylactic, protective, or other peaceful purposes.


(b) Affirmative Defense.-It is an affirmative defense against an injunction under subsection (a)(3) of this section that-

(1) the conduct sought to be enjoined is for a prophylactic, protective, or other peaceful purpose; and

(2) such biological agent, toxin, or delivery system is of a type and quantity reasonable for that purpose.

(Added Pub. L. 101–298, §3(a), May 22, 1990, 104 Stat. 202 ; amended Pub. L. 104–132, title V, §511(b)(2), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1284 .)


Editorial Notes

Amendments

1996-Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–132 inserted "threat," after "attempt,".