28 U.S.C. § 2680 : US Code - Section 2680: Exceptions

      The provisions of this chapter and section 1346(b) of this title
    shall not apply to - 
      (a) Any claim based upon an act or omission of an employee of the
    Government, exercising due care, in the execution of a statute or
    regulation, whether or not such statute or regulation be valid, or
    based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise
    or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a
    federal agency or an employee of the Government, whether or not the
    discretion involved be abused.
      (b) Any claim arising out of the loss, miscarriage, or negligent
    transmission of letters or postal matter.
      (c) Any claim arising in respect of the assessment or collection
    of any tax or customs duty, or the detention of any goods,
    merchandise, or other property by any officer of customs or excise
    or any other law enforcement officer, except that the provisions of
    this chapter and section 1346(b) of this title apply to any claim
    based on injury or loss of goods, merchandise, or other property,
    while in the possession of any officer of customs or excise or any
    other law enforcement officer, if - 
        (1) the property was seized for the purpose of forfeiture under
      any provision of Federal law providing for the forfeiture of
      property other than as a sentence imposed upon conviction of a
      criminal offense;
        (2) the interest of the claimant was not forfeited;
        (3) the interest of the claimant was not remitted or mitigated
      (if the property was subject to forfeiture); and
        (4) the claimant was not convicted of a crime for which the
      interest of the claimant in the property was subject to
      forfeiture under a Federal criminal forfeiture law..(!1)


      (d) Any claim for which a remedy is provided by chapter 309 or
    311 of title 46 relating to claims or suits in admiralty against
    the United States.
      (e) Any claim arising out of an act or omission of any employee
    of the Government in administering the provisions of sections 1-31
    of Title 50, Appendix.
      (f) Any claim for damages caused by the imposition or
    establishment of a quarantine by the United States.
      [(g) Repealed. Sept. 26, 1950, ch. 1049, Sec. 13 (5), 64 Stat.
    1043.]
      (h) Any claim arising out of assault, battery, false
    imprisonment, false arrest, malicious prosecution, abuse of
    process, libel, slander, misrepresentation, deceit, or interference
    with contract rights: Provided, That, with regard to acts or
    omissions of investigative or law enforcement officers of the
    United States Government, the provisions of this chapter and
    section 1346(b) of this title shall apply to any claim arising, on
    or after the date of the enactment of this proviso, out of assault,
    battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, abuse of process, or
    malicious prosecution. For the purpose of this subsection,
    "investigative or law enforcement officer" means any officer of the
    United States who is empowered by law to execute searches, to seize
    evidence, or to make arrests for violations of Federal law.
      (i) Any claim for damages caused by the fiscal operations of the
    Treasury or by the regulation of the monetary system.
      (j) Any claim arising out of the combatant activities of the
    military or naval forces, or the Coast Guard, during time of war.
      (k) Any claim arising in a foreign country.
      (l) Any claim arising from the activities of the Tennessee Valley
    Authority.
      (m) Any claim arising from the activities of the Panama Canal
    Company.
      (n) Any claim arising from the activities of a Federal land bank,
    a Federal intermediate credit bank, or a bank for cooperatives.