18 U.S. Code § 2114. Mail, money, or other property of United States
The attention of Congress is directed to the mandatory minimum punishment provisions of sections 2113(e) and 2114 of this title. These were left unchanged because of the controversial question involved. Such legislative attempts to control the discretion of the sentencing judge are contrary to the opinions of experienced criminologists and criminal law experts. They are calculated to work manifest injustice in many cases.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322, § 320903(a)(3), inserted “or attempts to rob” after “robs” in subsec. (a).
Pub. L. 103–322, § 320602, as amended by Pub. L. 104–294, § 604(b)(17), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, substituted “A person who” for “Whoever”, and added subsec. (b).
1984—Pub. L. 98–473, which directed insertion of “not more than” after “imprisoned”, was executed by making the insertion after “imprisoned” the second time appearing.