28 U.S.C. § 3003 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure § 3003. Rules of construction
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Terms.--For purposes of this chapter--
the terms “includes” and “including” are not limiting;
the term “or” is not exclusive; and
the singular includes the plural.
Effect on rights of the United States.--This chapter shall not be construed to curtail or limit the right of the United States under any other Federal law or any State law--
to collect taxes or to collect any other amount collectible in the same manner as a tax;
to collect any fine, penalty, assessment, restitution, or forfeiture arising in a criminal case;
to appoint or seek the appointment of a receiver; or
to enforce a security agreement.
Effect on other laws.--This chapter shall not be construed to supersede or modify the operation of--
section 303 of the Consumer Credit Protection Act ( 15 U.S.C. 1673 );
a statute of limitation applicable to a criminal proceeding;
the common law or statutory rights to set-off or recoupment;
any Federal law authorizing, or any inherent authority of a court to provide, injunctive relief;
the authority of a court--
to impose a sanction under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
to appoint a receiver to effectuate its order; or
to exercise the power of contempt under any Federal law;
any law authorizing the United States to obtain partition, or to recover possession, of property in which the United States holds title; or
any provision of any other chapter of this title, except to the extent such provision is inconsistent with this chapter.
Preemption.--This chapter shall preempt State law to the extent such law is inconsistent with a provision of this chapter.
Effect on rights of the United States under foreign and international law.--This chapter shall not be construed to curtail or limit the rights of the United States under foreign law, under a treaty or an international agreement, or otherwise under international law.
Applicability of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.--Except as provided otherwise in this chapter, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shall apply with respect to actions and proceedings under this chapter.
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