28 U.S.C. § 2403
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §401 (Aug. 24, 1937, ch. 754, §1, 50 Stat. 751).Word "action" was added before "suit or proceeding", in view of Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.Since this section applies to all Federal courts, the word "suit" was not required to be deleted by such rule. "Court of the United States" is defined in section 451 of this title. Direct appeal from decisions invalidating Acts of Congress is provided by section 1252 of this title.Changes were made in phraseology.
AMENDMENTS1976- Pub. L. 94-381, §5(b), inserted "or a State" after "United States" in section catchline. Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 94-381, §5(a), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 94-381 not applicable to any action commenced on or before Aug. 12, 1976, see section 7 of Pub. L. 94-381 set out as a note under section 2284 of this title.