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United States Code

“A compilation of all general and permanent laws of the United States, as of January 6,1959, arranged under general subject headings with a detailed index. Annual supplements are published. United States Code Annotated is a publication arranged in parallel fashion to United States Code. It gives fe…

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State Codes

Citation Notes< h2>In state codes, pinpoint references are commonly decimal, with full stops (for example, '§ 4.4.2'), hyphens (for example, '§ 722 124') or colons (for example, '§ 18:203') between the component numbers making up the pinpoint. …

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Slip Opinion

Citation Notes< h2>A 'slip opinion' is a judgment of a court as han ded down.

Sometimes the pagination across slip opinions for a particular court is continuous for a period, in which case a starting page should be included….

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Codes

Citation Notes< h2>A new version of the USC is published every six years, and supplements are published at the end of each intervening year. Unofficial codes (such as the USCS and USCA) are updated more frequently. …

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Official Code

Citation Notes< h2>An official code is one published by a government or by a statutorily authorised publisher. …

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Session Laws

Session Laws Session laws are the generic name used for the body of legislation enacted during a session of a legislative body (state or federal). Session laws are the chronological compilation of slip laws passed by the legislature during a legislative session. In the U.S. Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate meet in two year periods. Each year within the two-year period is known as a session, and together both sessions in the two-year period are known as a Congress. Both the House and the Senate propose and consider legislation in the form of bills and joint resolutions. Proposed legislation that fails to be enacted in a Congress dies and must be reintroduced in the next Congress in order to be reconsidered. In some U.S. jurisdictions, like Kansas, the Session Laws include veto and certain other messages from the governor, certain concurrent resolutions, and executive reorganization orders approved. Official Publication of Public and Private Laws, United States Statutes at Large Public and Private Laws from each Congress are officially published by the Federal government in a hard bound multi-volume set called the United States Statutes at Large (abbreviated as Stat.) . There is a considerable lag time (approximately […]

Courts

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United States Constitution

According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled …