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1555. Disruption Of Government Business -- 18 U.S.C. 1752

Section 1752(a)(2) of Title 18 outlaws the intentional disruption of government business at designated residences or offices. This subsection is designed to require both an intent to impede or disrupt as well as an actual impediment or disruption. A showing of specific intent is not required; a showing of reckless disregard of consequences would suffice. S.Rep. No. 91-1252, 91st Cong., 2d Sess. at 11. "Government business or official functions" does not include purely "political party" business or functions.

[cited in JM 9-65.400]

Updated January 17, 2020