28 U.S.C. § 3003 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure § 3003. Rules of construction

 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--

 title 11;

 admiralty law;

section 3713 of title 31;

 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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