18 USC Sec. 6003 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART V - IMMUNITY OF WITNESSES
CHAPTER 601 - IMMUNITY OF WITNESSES
Sec. 6003. Court and grand jury proceedings
(a) In the case of any individual who has been or may be called
to testify or provide other information at any proceeding before or
ancillary to a court of the United States or a grand jury of the
United States, the United States district court for the judicial
district in which the proceeding is or may be held shall issue, in
accordance with subsection (b) of this section, upon the request of
the United States attorney for such district, an order requiring
such individual to give testimony or provide other information
which he refuses to give or provide on the basis of his privilege
against self-incrimination, such order to become effective as
provided in section 6002 of this title.
(b) A United States attorney may, with the approval of the
Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate
Attorney General, or any designated Assistant Attorney General or
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, request an order under
subsection (a) of this section when in his judgment -
(1) the testimony or other information from such individual may
be necessary to the public interest; and
(2) such individual has refused or is likely to refuse to
testify or provide other information on the basis of his
privilege against self-incrimination.
(Added Pub. L. 91-452, title II, Sec. 201(a), Oct. 15, 1970, 84
Stat. 927; amended Pub. L. 100-690, title VII, Sec. 7020(e), Nov.
18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4396; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec.
330013(4), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)
1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "title" for
"part" before period at end.
1988 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100-690 inserted ", the Associate
Attorney General" after "Deputy Attorney General", and "or Deputy
Assistant Attorney General" after "Assistant Attorney General".