28 U.S. Code § 598 - Severability

If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this chapter and the application of such provision to other persons not similarly situated or to other circumstances shall not be affected by such invalidation.


(Added Pub. L. 95–521, title VI, § 601(a),Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1873; amended Pub. L. 97–409, §§ 2(a)(1)(A), 7,Jan. 3, 1983, 96 Stat. 2039, 2042; Pub. L. 100–191, § 2,Dec. 15, 1987, 101 Stat. 1306.)

1987—Pub. L. 100–191amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to severability for provisions relating to termination of chapter. See section 599 of this title.
1983—Pub. L. 97–409, §§ 2(a)(1)(A), 7, substituted reference to the date of enactment of the Ethics in Government Act Amendments of 1982 for reference to the date of enactment of this chapter and substituted “independent counsel” for “special prosecutor” wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–191effective Dec. 15, 1987, and applicable to proceedings initiated and independent counsels appointed on and after Dec. 15, 1987, see section 6 ofPub. L. 100–191, set out as a note under section 591 of this title.

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