Finding the law: Cotton in the U.S. Code

A collection of general and permanent laws relating to cotton, passed by the United States Congress, are organized by subject matter arrangements in the United States Code (U.S.C.; this label examines cotton topics), to make them easy to use (usually, organized by legal areas into Titles, Chapters and Sections). The platform provides introductory material to the U.S. Code, and cross references to case law. View the U.S. Code’s table of contents here.


In Legislation

Cotton in the U.S. Code: Title 13, Chapter 3, Subchapter I

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating cotton are compiled in the United States Code under Title 13, Chapter 3, Subchapter I. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Census (including cotton) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Census Statistics and Cotton of the US Code, including cotton) by chapter and subchapter.