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    18 USC Sec. 2384                                            01/05/2009

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    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES

HEAD

    Sec. 2384. Seditious conspiracy

STATUTE

      If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place
    subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to
    overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the
    United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force
    the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the
    execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize,
    take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the
    authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, Sec.
    1, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(N),
    Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 6 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 6, 35 Stat. 1089).
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $20,000".
      1956 - Act July 24, 1956, substituted "$20,000" for "$5,000", and
    "twenty years" for "six years".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1956 AMENDMENT
      Section 3 of act July 24, 1956, provided that: "The foregoing
    amendments [amending this section and section 2385 of this title]
    shall apply only with respect to offenses committed on and after
    the date of the enactment of this Act [July 24, 1956]."
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