Legal Impede Meaning

To hinder is to make progress more difficult by constipation, obstruction or bondage. hinder, obstruct, obstruct, block, mean disrupt the activity or progress of. Childhood, for example, is an obstacle to the conclusion of certain contracts. Barriers to marriage include factors such as consanguinity between the parties or a previous marriage that is still valid. Latin impedire, de in- + ped-, pes foot â plus au pied A disability or handicap that prevents a person from entering into a contract. Obstruct stresses that cause delays or disruptions that are harmful or hindering progress. Section 1503 applies only to proceedings before the federal courts. However, under 18 U.S.C. § 1505, a defendant may be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a proceeding before Congress or a federal administrative agency. Ongoing proceedings could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.

For more information on obstruction of justice, see this article from the University of Berkeley Law Review, this article from the Cornell Law Review, and this article from the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Someone obstructs justice if that person has the specific intent to obstruct or disrupt legal proceedings. For a person to be convicted of obstruction of justice, he or she must not only have a concrete intention to obstruct the proceedings, but he or she must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at that time; and (2) there must be a connection between the desire to obstruct justice and the process, and the person must be aware of that connection. Obstacle means disturbing something in motion or progress, sometimes intentionally putting obstacles in the way. Blockage involves complete obstruction of passage or progression.