TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 73 - OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
Sec. 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, Sec. 101, May 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 86;
amended Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13,
1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000" in first par.
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