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PUBLIC LAW 86-449-MAY 6, 1960

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Public Law 86-449 May 6, 1960

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AN ACT

To enforce constitutional rights, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the of^1960^*^^*^ ^"^^ United States of America in Congress assembled,, That this Act may be cited as the "Civil Rights Act of 1960". TITLE I OBSTRUCTION OF COURT ORDERS

62 Stat. 769.

SEC. 101. Chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows: •'§ 1509. Obstruction of court orders "Whoever, by threats or force, willfully prevents, obstructs, impedes, or interferes with, or willfully attempts to prevent, obstruct, impede, or interfere with, the due exercise of rights or the performance of duties under any order, judgment, or decree of a court of the United States, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. "No injunctive or other civil relief against the conduct made criminal by this section shall be denied on the ground that such conduct is a crime." SEC. 102. The analysis of chapter 73 of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: •'1509. Obstruction of court orders."

TITLE II F L I G H T TO AVOID PROSECUTION FOR DAMAGING OR DESTROYING A N Y B U I L D I N G OR OTHER REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY; A N D, ILLEGAL TRANSPORTAT I O N, U S E OR POSSESSION OF E X P L O S IV E S; A N D, T H R E A T S OR F A L S E INFORMATION C O N C E R N I N G A T T E M P T S TO DAMAGE OR DESTROY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY BY F I R E OR EXPLOSIVES

62 Stat. 755.

SEC. 201. Chapter 49 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows: "§ 1074. Flight to avoid prosecution for damaging or destroying any building or other real or personal property " (a) Whoever moves or travels in interstate or foreign commerce with intent either; (1) to avoid prosecution, or custody, or confinement after conviction, under the laws of the place from which he flees, for willfully attempting to or damaging or destroying by fire or explosive any building, structure, facility, vehicle, dwelling house, synagogue, church, religious center or educational institution, public or private, or (2) to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding relating to any such offense shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. " (b) Violations of this section may be prosecuted in the Federal judicial district in which the original crime was alleged to have been committed or in which the person was held in custody or confinement: Provided,, however,, That this section shall not be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to prevent any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States of any jurisdiction over any offense over which they would have jurisdiction in the absence of such section."