28 USC 676: Printing and binding
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28 USC 676: Printing and binding Text contains those laws in effect on June 11, 2024

§676. Printing and binding

(a) The printing and binding for the Supreme Court, including the printing and binding of individual copies, advance pamphlet installments, and bound volumes, of its decisions, whether requisitioned or ordered by the Court or any of its officers or by any other office or agency, and whether paid for by, or charged to the appropriation for, the Court or any other office or agency, shall be done by the printer or printers whom the Court or the Chief Justice of the United States may select, unless it shall otherwise order.

(b) Whenever advance pamphlet installments and bound volumes of the Court's decisions are printed by a private printer, an adequate number of copies for distribution in accordance with the requirements of section 411 of this title and for sale to the public shall be provided and made available for these purposes in such manner and at such prices as may be determined from time to time by the Supreme Court or the Chief Justice of the United States, in lieu of compliance by the Director of the Government Publishing Office and the Superintendent of Documents with the requirements of sections 411 and 412 of this title with respect to such copies. Pending distribution or sale, such copies shall be the property of the United States and shall be held in the custody of the marshal or such other person, organization, or agency, as the Supreme Court or the Chief Justice of the United States may designate.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 919 ; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, §74, 63 Stat. 100 ; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, §45, 65 Stat. 725 ; Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §1301(d), Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2537 .)

Historical and Revision Notes

1948 Act

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §354 (Feb. 27, 1925, ch. 364, title II, 43 Stat. 1028 ; Apr. 29, 1926, ch. 195, title II, 44 Stat. 344 ; Feb. 24, 1927, ch. 189, title II, 44 Stat. 1194 ; Feb. 15, 1928, ch. 57, title II, 45 Stat. 79 ; Jan. 25, 1929, ch. 102, title II, 45 Stat. 1109 ; Apr. 18, 1930, ch. 184, title II, 46 Stat. 188 ; Feb. 23, 1931, ch. 280, title II, 46 Stat. 1323 ; July 1, 1932, ch. 361, title II, 47 Stat. 490 ; Mar. 1, 1933, ch. 144, title II, 47 Stat. 1382 ; Apr. 7, 1934, ch. 104, title II, 48 Stat. 539 ).

The section was expanded to include the printing and binding of the official edition of the court's decisions, thus making possible an economy in the expenditure of Government funds by having the printing and binding done by the same printer.

Subsection (b) of the revised section was supplied to conform to sections 411 and 412 of this title.

1949 Act

This section corrects a grammatical error in subsection (a) of section 676 of title 28, U.S.C.

Editorial Notes


1951-Subsec. (b). Act Oct. 31, 1951, inserted "of this title" in two places.

1949-Subsec. (a). Act May 24, 1949, inserted "whom" between "printers" and "the Court".

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Change of Name

"Director of the Government Publishing Office" substituted for "Public Printer" in subsec. (b) on authority of section 1301(d) of Pub. L. 113–235, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.