18 U.S.C. § 401 - Power of court

Cite as:18 U.S.C. § 401
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)
 
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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.

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