Logan Act Law and Legal Definition

The Logan Act, 18 U.S.C.A. § 953, is a federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable with imprisonment of up to three years. The text of the Act is broad and is addressed at any attempt of a US citizen to conduct foreign relations without authority. However, there is no record of any convictions or even prosecutions under the Logan Act. The constitutionality of the Act has been questioned, but never ruled upon in court.