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This site from Rutgers University Law Library provides links to information about general history of law, ancient law, and common law, including British Legal History and American Legal History. Legal Information Institute The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.

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Basic Laws and Authorities of the National Archives …

(6 days ago) thereby becomes a law or takes effect, it shall be received by the Archivist of the United States from the President of the Senate, or Speaker of the House of Representatives in whichsoever House it shall last have been so approved, and he shall carefully preserve …

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Bibliography of Law Resources in ALIC National Archives

(Just Now) Bibliography of Law Resources in ALIC. This page provides a bibliography of law resources available at the Archives Library and Information Center. You can find more information, including biographies of individuals, by searching ALIC’s Online Public Access Catalog. * Available in the library at Archives I.

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The Constitution: What Does it Say

(8 days ago) Article VI states that Federal law is supreme, or higher than, state and local laws. This means that if a state law conflicts with a Federal law, Federal law takes precedence. Article VII. Article VII describes the ratification process for the Constitution. It called for special state ratifying conventions.

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The Nuremberg Laws National Archives

(3 days ago) Archives Receives Original Nazi Documents That “Legalized” Persecution of Jews Winter 2010, Vol. 42, No. 4 By Greg Bradsher Enlarge Law for the Safeguard of German Blood and German Honor barred marriage between Jews and other Germans. (National Archives Gift Collection) It was in Nuremberg, officially designated as the "City of the Reich Party Rallies," in the province of

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The Bill of Rights: What Does it Say

(Just Now) The Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the

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The Bill of Rights

(8 days ago) In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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Congress and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 National …

(4 days ago) Between 1965 and 1969, the Supreme Court issued several key decisions upholding the constitutionality of the law [See South Carolina v. Katzenbach, 383 U.S. 301, 327-28 (1966) and Allen v. State Board of Elections, 393 U.S. 544 (1969)]. View the documents below for more information on the creation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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The Presidential Libraries Act after 50 Years National

(1 days ago) The law also permits former Presidents to build "presidential libraries" at no expense to the government and to transfer these facilities to the government along with their personal property. The government, in turn, agrees to maintain both the property and the buildings at public expense.

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Federal Register Act National Archives

(3 days ago) (2) under existing conditions publication in the Federal Register would not serve to give appropriate notice to the public of the contents of documents, the President may, without regard to any other provision of law, suspend all or part of the requirements of law or regulation for filing with the Office or publication in the Federal Register

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National Archives and Records Administration

(7 days ago) is to lose custody and the land is to be assigned to two law-worthy and discreet men of that fee who similarly will answer to us as is aforesaid. (5) The keeper, for as long as he has the custody of the land of such (an heir), is to maintain the houses, parks, fishponds, ponds, mills and other things pertaining to that land from the issues of the

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Executive Orders National Archives

(1 days ago) 1 Editorial note: Public Law 94-412 (90 Stat. 1255, 50 U.S.C. 1601) terminated, effective Sept. 14, 1978, all powers and authorities, except those expressly cited in the act, possessed by the President and/or other Federal officials as a result of any declaration of a national emergency in effect on Sept. 14, 1976.. 2 Editorial note: The Atomic Energy Commission was abolished and its functions

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Law & Justice – The White House

(6 days ago) President Trump understands that safe communities and low crime levels don’t happen by accident. To ensure public safety, the Trump Administration took significant steps to restore the rule of law, forge new partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies, provide support for our brave police officers nationwide, and adopt aggressive strategies for ending gang and drug-related

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How are rules codified in the CFR

(3 days ago) PUBLIC LAW 104-250 – OCTOBER 9, 1996 110 STAT. 3151 Public Law 104-250 104th Congress An Act To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improvements Oct. 9, 1996 in the process of approving and using animal drugs, and for other purposes. [H.R. 2508] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of

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Veto Override Procedure in the House and Senate

(5 days ago) in the Senate (S. or S.J. Res.), then the bill becomes law because two-thirds of both chambers have agreed to override the veto.5 Senate Procedure Overview If the Senate wishes to reconsider a vetoed bill, Senators generally enter into a unanimous consent agreement that the message be considered as read, printed in the Congressional Record, and, as

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Women’s Rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 National

(2 days ago) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, color, or national origin in public places, schools, and employment. However, discrimination based on sex was not initially included in the proposed bill, and was only added as an amendment in Title VII in an attempt to prevent its passage. Congressman Howard Smith (D-VA), Chairman of the Rules

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CHAPTER 9 RECORDS MANAGEMENT

(5 days ago) received by an agency of the United States Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other

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Legal Internships National Archives

(4 days ago) The General Counsel's office provides advice on a wide range of substantive areas, including open government laws, tort law, administrative law and the interpretation of our authorizing legislation, appropriations law, employment law, civil rights compliance, ethics standards, and federal grants law.

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Prevention Resources for Law Enforcement Professionals

(4 days ago) Law Enforcement can use Just Thing Twice as a go-to resource for teaching teens and young adults about drug use and addiction. Suggested use: Promote the website at community events. National Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative: HHS/IHS: An overview of The Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative (ICMI). Since 2006, a collaborative

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Public Law 87-189: An Act to Eliminate the Right of Appeal

(Just Now) R. 7038 PUBLIC LAW 7-/87 Zight-seoenth Congress of the Lnited States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washingion on Tuesday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one An Act To eliminate the right of appeal from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico to the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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Net Neutrality: A Free and Open Internet The White House

(1 days ago) June 14, 2016: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia fully upheld the FCC’s net neutrality rules. Today’s ruling is a victory for the open, fair, and free Internet as we know it today -- one that remains open to innovation and economic growth, without service providers serving as paid gatekeepers.

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On Trade, Here’s What the President Signed into Law

(1 days ago) Law #1: Trade Promotion Authority. Traditionally, trade promotion authority, or TPA, lays out a blueprint for the kind of trade deal the President can negotiate and secure with other countries. Trade negotiating authority has been granted to all but one …

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FAIR Act The White House

(Just Now) Public Law 105-270 105th Congress. An Act. To provide a process for identifying the functions of the Federal Government that are not inherently governmental functions, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 19, 1998 - [S. 314]>>

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The National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement

(1 days ago) Esther Conner, “Crime Commissions and Criminal Procedure in the United States Since 1920–A Bibliography– January 1920-June 1927,” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1930), p. 129; Jeffrey S. Adler, “Less Crime, More Punishment: Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice in Early Twentieth-Century America, The Journal of American History (June 2015), pp. 36, 39

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Congress at Work—The Presidential Veto and Congressional

(2 days ago) a stamp with a public law number or a stamp indicating it had been sent to the Federal Register for publication and distribution. (To see an example of a law that was approved, see . the act which established Veterans Day.) The content of this veto message and vetoed bill provide additional evidence of the separation of

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Notes on the Proclamation of Neutrality and the Law of

(3 days ago) Notes on the Proclamation of Neutrality and the Law of Nations. Dec. 20. 1793. A doubt being entertained whether the use of the word modern as applied to the law of nations in the president’s proclamation be not inconsistent with ground afterwards taken in a letter to Genet, I will state the matter while it is fresh in my mind, beginning it

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Opinion on Offenses against the Law of Nations, 3 December

(3 days ago) MS (DLC); in the hand of George Taylor, Jr., with signature, dateline, and postscript by TJ, the last of which was added after his receipt of Edmund Randolph’s opinion of 5 Dec. 1792; recorded in SJPL under 3 Dec. 1792: “Opn. as to defect of law on crimes commd in forn. countries.”PrC (DLC); lacks signature, date, and postscript.. The purpose and intended recipient of this document can

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President Clinton Signs Children's Health Act of 2000

(9 days ago) The SS/HS Initiative is an unprecedented effort to give students, schools and communities comprehensive educational, mental health, social service, and law enforcement services. The Center for Mental Health Services supports this initiative in partnership with …

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Act of June 25, 1938 (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

(8 days ago) Act of June 25, 1938 (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act), Public Law 75-717, 52 STAT 1040, which prohibited the movement in interstate commerce of adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics, 6/25/1938

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Founders Online: The Bank Bill, [2 February] 1791

(1 days ago) If the law intended, was the law of the State, then the State might make laws that would destroy an institution of the United States. The bill gives a power to purchase and hold lands; Congress themselves could not purchase lands within a State “without the consent of its legislature.”

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Obama Administration Record for the LGBT Community

(7 days ago) Prevention Act into law, which extends the coverage of Federal hate crimes law to include attacks based on the victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Ensuring Hospital Visitation Rights for LGBT Patients and Their Loved Ones: Following a directive from the President, the Department of Health and Human Services

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Executive Order -- Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of

(2 days ago) EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - NON-RETALIATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF COMPENSATION INFORMATION . By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to take further steps to promote economy and efficiency in Federal Government

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The 25th Amendment: Section 4 and March 30, 1981 – The

(2 days ago) Section 4 also lets Congress pass a law designating or creating a different group instead of the President’s Cabinet to consult with the Vice President on Presidential disability. Section 4 of the 25th Amendment has never been invoked in United States history. For Students and Educators. Vocabulary and Key Terms President Vice President

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Did 'Cash-for-Clunkers' work as intended

(4 days ago) On June 24, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS, commonly known as 'Cash-For-Clunkers'), one of several stimulus programs whose purpose was to shift expenditures by households, businesses, and governments from future periods when the economy is likely to be stronger, to the present when the economy has an abundance of unemployed …

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The Clinton Presidency: Timeline of Major Actions

(7 days ago) The 1996 law included measures to combat terrorism at home and abroad including provisions to provide broad Federal jurisdiction to prosecute terrorist acts, bar terrorists from entering the United States in the first place, toughen penalties over a range of terrorist crimes and increase controls over biological and chemical weapons.

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Law Enforcement Leads the Change whitehouse.gov

(1 days ago) Law enforcement leaders across the country have endorsed the Task Force approach. In July, the White House and the Department of Justice hosted law enforcement leaders at the Forum on Community Policing. During the meeting, these leaders requested a guidebook to assist in quickly implementing Task Force recommendations.

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National Archives Displays the Refugee Act of 1980

(3 days ago) Temporary Exhibit of Public Law 96-212 Today, the National Archives opened a special display of selected pages of Public Law 96-212—The Refugee Act of 1980 in the West Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Museum. View all 17 pages of the Act on the National Archives’ Flickr stream. The display is free and open to the public. The National Archives Museum is located on the National …

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Presidential Memorandum Regarding Preemption The White House

(1 days ago) In recent years, however, notwithstanding Executive Order 13132 of August 4, 1999 (Federalism), executive departments and agencies have sometimes announced that their regulations preempt State law, including State common law, without explicit preemption by the Congress or an otherwise sufficient basis under applicable legal principles.

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VI. “A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law,” No

(4 days ago) VI. “A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law,” No. 4, 21 October 1765. VI. “A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law,” No. 4. WE have been afraid to think. We have felt a reluctance to examining into the grounds of our privileges, and the extent in which we have an indisputable right to demand them against all the power and

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FACT SHEET: The STOCK Act: Bans Members of Congress from

(3 days ago) Current law forfeits a Member’s pension for conviction of offenses committed while serving in Congress. The STOCK Act expands forfeiture to apply to misconduct by Members committed in other federal, state and local elected offices and adds further federal crimes, including insider trading, for which forfeiture will be required.

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Founders Online: Militia Act, [25 November 1755]

(2 days ago) Chief Justice William Allen wrote the proprietary agent Ferdinand J. Paris, November 25, that the Assembly had “gone into a Solemn Farce, and made what they call a Melitia Law, impracticable and ridiculous and calculated rather to prevent than incourage persons to exert themselves in defence of their Country.” Lewis B. Walker, ed.,

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President Donald J. Trump is Ensuring Non-Citizens Do Not

(8 days ago) President Trump is enforcing this longstanding law to prevent aliens from depending on public benefit programs. The Immigration and Nationality Act makes clear that those seeking to come to the United States cannot be a public charge. For many years, this clear legal requirement went largely unenforced, imposing vast burdens on American taxpayers.

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To James Madison from Jeremy Bentham, 30 October 1811

(1 days ago) The consequence is—that what alleviation so ever the burthen of the law has ever received, or can ever receive as above, vizt. by successive patches of Statute law, applied to the immense and continually growing body of unwritten alias common law, is confined to the matter, leaving the form of it as immense, as incomprehensible, and

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Editorial Note: Revisal of the Laws 1776–1786

(8 days ago) Revisal of the Laws 1776–1786 Editorial Note. It is an extremely difficult task to bring into proper focus, to say nothing of fully encompassing, the far-reaching revision of the laws that Jefferson and other leading Virginians embarked upon in the autumn of 1776. This is chiefly because the revision of the laws itself never came into focus. It was a long-drawn-out movement, ending in

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