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Employment & Labor Law: A Beginner's Guide. Sep 11, 2020 16526. Executive Orders: A Beginner’s Guide. May 6, 2021 2272. Family Law: A Beginner’s Guide. Aug 16, 2021 6366. Federal Statutes: A Beginner’s Guide. Aug 26, 2021 7. Federal Tax Law

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Legal Research: A Guide to Administrative Law

(1 days ago) Administrative law (rules and regulations) is the body of law enacted and enforced by agencies. This Law Library of Congress guide cites resources for locating and identifying U.S. federal administrative law using primary and secondary sources.

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1986: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

(7 days ago) Much of current immigration policy is based on the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, a law advocated by former President John F. Kennedy to establish a preference system of legal immigration. This book provides an authoritative analysis of current U.S. immigration law and the 1965 Act.

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Types of Law and Jurisdiction

(4 days ago) Statutory law can be found in two types of publications: compilations of statutes or codified laws. 7 Both the compilations and the codes have the same wording, but their formats are different. A federal law is given the number of the U.S. Congress that passed it and a second number that represents the chronological order of its passage.

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Primary Sources of Law

(6 days ago) A complication in researching court opinions on tax law is that in the federal system, tax cases can be initially litigated in three different courts: the United States Tax Court, the U.S. District Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims.

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Research Guides: American Women: Resources from the Law

(1 days ago) The Law Library owns a photostatic copy of the 1648 edition. According to the note included in the photostat reproduction of the earliest Massachusetts Code, “The existence of this, the first printed collection of the Laws of Massachusetts Bay, has long been known, but this is the only copy that has come to light.

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Legal Research: A Guide to Administrative Law

(9 days ago) Administrative law (rules and regulations) is the body of law enacted and enforced by agencies. This Law Library of Congress guide cites resources for locating and identifying U.S. federal administrative law using primary and secondary sources.

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Statutory Authority: Authority Notes

(4 days ago) It may cite the law in more than one way, by providing multiple citations to the same law in different sources. For example, it may cite sections as they appear: in a particular named statute or Act, in a law’s Public Law, or in the pages of the Statutes at Large or the United States Code.1. Resources Referenced

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Legal Research: A Guide to Administrative Law

(9 days ago) Administrative law (rules and regulations) is the body of law enacted and enforced by agencies. This Law Library of Congress guide cites resources for locating and identifying U.S. federal administrative law using primary and secondary sources.

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Presidential Signing Statements

(9 days ago) The Law Library of Congress has compiled the following selective bibliography of resources relating to presidential signing statements. The bibliography includes Congressional Hearings, court cases where the signing statements were discussed, law journal articles, selective press releases, news articles and other secondary materials.

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Other Evidence of International Law

(3 days ago) This guide, from the Law Library of Congress, provides resources for public international law, including treaties, customary international law, principles of international law, writings of publicists, and judicial decisions.

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International Custom

(9 days ago) Customary law, also known as the law of nations, applies when no other authority is available to create a law. Article 38 of the ICJ Statute provides that a custom is a general practice accepted as law. Some nations may have statutory or other legal authority to address specific customary law theories within their respective jurisdictions.

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State Law Resources

(2 days ago) Another section of the law closed the loophole created by the 1662 birthright law, which mandated that children born of a free white mother and Negro father were technically free. This amendment stated that a free white woman who had a bastard child by a Negro or mulatto man had to pay fifteen pounds sterling within one month of the birth.

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Judicial Decisions

(2 days ago) The Restatement Third, § 103 states that evidence of international law can be derived from the judgments and opinions of international tribunals, and the judgments and opinions of national (domestic) tribunals. Commentary from the Restatement Third suggests that previous decisions from courts are not binding on future courts' decisions, unlike the concept …

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Congressional Committee Reports

(Just Now) Congressional committee reports are created by the committees of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. These reports are important sources for determining legislative intent, better understanding the “cultural history” of a piece of legislation, or locating a committee’s findings on an investigation into a given subject.

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1917: Jones-Shafroth Act

(1 days ago) Essays in this volume, which originated in a Harvard Law School conference, reconsider the Insular Cases. Leading legal authorities examine the history and legacy of the cases, which are tinged with outdated notions of race and empire, and explore possible solutions for the dilemmas they created.

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