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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1509                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 73 - OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

HEAD

    Sec. 1509. Obstruction of court orders

STATUTE

      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.

SOURCE

    (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.)

AMENDMENTS

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