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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 401                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 21 - CONTEMPTS

HEAD

    Sec. 401. Power of court

STATUTE

      A court of the United States shall have power to punish by fine
    or imprisonment, or both, at its discretion, such contempt of its
    authority, and none other, as -
        (1) Misbehavior of any person in its presence or so near
      thereto as to obstruct the administration of justice;
        (2) Misbehavior of any of its officers in their official
      transactions;
        (3) Disobedience or resistance to its lawful writ, process,
      order, rule, decree, or command.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 701; Pub. L. 107-273, div. B,
    title III, Sec. 3002(a)(1), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1805.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on section 385 of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Judicial Code
    and Judiciary (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, Sec. 268, 36 Stat. 1163).
      Said section 385 conferred two powers. The first part authorizing
    courts of the United States to impose and administer oaths will
    remain in title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Judicial Code and Judiciary.
    The second part relating to contempt of court constitutes this
    section.
      Changes in phraseology and arrangement were made.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2002 - Pub. L. 107-273 inserted "or both," after "fine or
    imprisonment," in introductory provisions.
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