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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 6003                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART V - IMMUNITY OF WITNESSES
    CHAPTER 601 - IMMUNITY OF WITNESSES

HEAD

    Sec. 6003. Court and grand jury proceedings

STATUTE

      (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.

SOURCE

    (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.)

AMENDMENTS

      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".
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