9 U.S. Code Chapter 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 1. “Maritime transactions” and “commerce” defined; exceptions to operation of title. 2. Validity, irrevocability, and enforcement of agreements to arbitrate. 3. Stay of proceedings where issue therein referable to arbitration. 4. Failure to arbitrate under agreement; petition to United States court having jurisdiction for order to compel arbitration; notice and service thereof; hearing and determination. 5. Appointment of arbitrators or umpire. 6. Application heard as motion. 7. Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance. 8. Proceedings begun by libel in admiralty and seizure of vessel or property. 9. Award of arbitrators; confirmation; jurisdiction; procedure. 10. Same; vacation; grounds; rehearing. 11. Same; modification or correction; grounds; order. 12. Notice of motions to vacate or modify; service; stay of proceedings. 13. Papers filed with order on motions; judgment; docketing; force and effect; enforcement. 14. Contracts not affected. 15. Inapplicability of the Act of State doctrine. 16. Appeals.

1990—Pub. L. 101–650, title III, § 325(a)(2),Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5120, added item 15 “Inapplicability of the Act of State doctrine” and redesignated former item 15 “Appeals” as 16.
1988—Pub. L. 100–702, title X, § 1019(b),Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4671, added item 15 relating to appeals.
1970—Pub. L. 91–368, § 3,July 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 693, designated existing sections 1 through 14 as “Chapter 1” and added heading for Chapter 1.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for the contained sections. If there are multiple sections, they are presented in section number order (original document order).

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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