19 U.S. Code § 1920 - Suits by and against Secretary of Commerce

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§ 1920.
Suits by and against Secretary of Commerce

In providing technical and financial assistance under sections 1913 and 1914 [1] of this title, the Secretary of Commerce may sue and be sued in any court of record of a State having general jurisdiction or in any United States district court, and jurisdiction is conferred upon such district court to determine such controversies without regard to the amount in controversy; but no attachment, injunction, garnishment, or other similar process, mesne or final, shall be issued against him or his property. Nothing in this section shall be construed to except the activities pursuant to sections 1913 and 1914 [1] of this title from the application of sections 517, 519, and 2679 of title 28.

(Pub. L. 87–794, title III, § 320, Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 892.)

[1]  See References in Text note below.
References in Text

Sections 1913 and 1914 of this title, referred to in text, were repealed by Pub. L. 93–618, title VI, § 602(e), Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2072.


Reference to “section 517 of title 28” substituted in text for reference to section 316 of title 5, and reference to “section 519 of title 28” substituted for reference to section 507(b) of title 28 on authority of Pub. L. 89–554, § 7(b), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 631, the first section of which enacted Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


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