Whoever, being a Member of Congress or Member of Congress Elect, practices in the United States Court of Federal Claims or the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section
216 of this title.
A prior section
204, act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 692, related to an offer to influence a Member of Congress, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 87–849and is substantially covered by revised section
Provisions similar to this section were contained in former section
282 of this title prior to the repeal of such section and the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 87–849.
1992—Pub. L. 102–572substituted “United States Court of Federal Claims” for “United States Claims Court” in section catchline and in text.
1989—Pub. L. 101–194amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “Whoever, being a Member of Congress, Member of Congress Elect, Delegate from the District of Columbia, Delegate Elect from the District of Columbia, Resident Commissioner, or Resident Commissioner Elect, practices in the United States Claims Court or the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both, and shall be incapable of holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
1982—Pub. L. 97–164substituted “United States Claims Court or the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit” for “Court of Claims”.
1970—Pub. L. 91–405included references to Delegate from District of Columbia and Delegate Elect from District of Columbia.
Amendment by Pub. L. 97–164effective Oct. 1, 1982, see section 402 ofPub. L. 97–164, set out as a note under section
171 of Title
28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
Effective Date of 1970 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 91–405effective Sept. 22, 1970, see section 206(b) ofPub. L. 91–405, set out as an Effective Date note under section
25a of Title
2, The Congress.
Section effective 90 days after Oct. 23, 1962, see section 4 ofPub. L. 87–849, set out as a note under section
201 of this title.
Exemptions from former section
282 of this title deemed to be exemptions from this section, see section 2 ofPub. L. 87–849, set out as a note under section
203 of this title.
The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.
The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.