The following acts are considered various forms of obstructing justice (see definition and additional explanation below):
Embracery – the crime of attempting to corrupt, influence, instruct, or induce a judge or jury other than by evidence or arguments in open court (i.e. threats, bribes). — aka jury-tampering; tampering with jury.
Jury-Fixing – illegally procuring the cooperating of one or more jurors to influence the outcome of the trial.
Packing a Jury – contriving to have a jury composed of persons who are predisposed toward one side or the other. Strauder v. West Virginia, 100 US 303, 309, 25 L Ed 664, 666.
1. The criminal offense under the common law, and by the statutes of many jurisdictions, of obstructing the administration and due court of justice. 39 Am J1st Obst J § 1. 
1. The crime of impeding or hindering the administration of justice in any way. EXAMPLES: intimidating a witness; bribing a juror. See obstructing process.
1. The crime of impeding or interfering with service of process. EXAMPLE: deliberately misleading a process server with the respect to the whereabouts of a person she is attempting to serve or the location of property upon which she is attempting to levy. 
obstruction of justice:
1. Interference with the orderly administration of law and justice, as by giving false information to or withholding evidence from a police officer or prosecutor, or by harming or intimidating a witness or juror. * Obstruction of justice is a crime in most jurisdictions. — aka obstructing justice; obstructing public justice. See perverting the course of justice. 
Excerpt from Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce’s Criminal Law (3d ed. 1982):
“The goal, — to proscribe every willful act of corruption, intimidation or force which tends in any way to distort or impede the administration of law either civil or criminal — has been very largely attained, partly by aid of legislation. And any punishable misdeed of such a nature which is not recognized as a distinct crime, is usually called ‘obstruction of justice,’ or ‘obstructing justice,’ — a common-law misdemeanor.” 
perverting the course of justice:
1. English law. The skewing of the disposition of legal proceedings, as by fabricating or destroying evidence, witness-tampering, or threatening or intimidating a judge. — aka interfering with the administration of justice; obstructing the administration of justice; obstructing the course of justice; obstructing justice; obstructing public justice; defeating the due course of justice; defeating the ends of justice; attempting to pervert the course of justice. 
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: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
: Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce, Criminal Law 552 (3d ed. 1982)
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