Administration in United States Administration Definition (Lat. Administrare, to assist in). Management or control. Of Government. The management of the executive department of the government. Those charged with the management of the executive department of the government. Of Estates. The […]

Statutes At Large

Statutes at Large in the United States A bound volume of slip laws or laws enacted by Congress. See slip laws (in this encyclopedia). The Statutes at Large have been codified into the United States Code. U.S. Statutes at Large: a permanent Evidence Every law, public and private, ever […]

Federal Statutes

Federal Statutes in the United States Researching Federal Statutes This entry provides a fairly comprehensive overview of sources available for United States federal statutory material. This resource covers print and online sources, as well as commercial, academic, and government sources. […]

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law in the United States The aspect of public law that deals with the organic or fundamental law of a political system. Constitutional law addresses itself to the basic organizational framework of the government and the authority of those occupying governmental positions. […]

Validating Statutes

Validating Statutes in the United States As the authors of the Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach, Andrea B. Yelin and ‎Hope Viner Samborn, wrote, it is important to validate and update statutes. Updating Codes: The United States Code According to the Marquette […]


FDsys in the United States FDsys offers several advanced search criteria features of its U.S.C.. See more about the U.S. Code Portal here. According to FDsys, both public and private laws “are also known as slip laws. A slip law is an official publication of the law. Resources Public […]

Federal Legal Materials

Federal Legal Materials in the United States United States Constitution U.S. Constitution History of the U.S. Constitution U.S. State Constitutions State Constitutional History Articles of Confederation The Federalist Papers U.S. Bill of rights U.S. Constitution […]

Pocket Part System

Pocket Part System in the United States Pg. 6-15 of the book In Legal Research, How to Find & Understand the Law, by Stephen Elias and Susan Levinkind, provides a good overview of the Pocket Part System: Federal statutes often are amended or replaced by subsequent sessions of Congress. […]


Thomas Website in the United States Bill Information Pg. 6-21 and 6-22 of the book In Legal Research, How to Find & Understand the Law, by Stephen Elias and Susan Levinkind, provide a good overview of how Thomas work and its capabilities: Much of the information available for the […]

US Code Appendices

US Code Appendices in the United States According to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, an appendix in the United States Code is the material that follows titles 5, 11, 18, 28, and 50 of the Code. The appendices contain Federal court rules and certain acts that relate to the subject […]

US Code Titles

United States Code Titles From 1947, specific titles of the Code have been revised, codified and enacted into law by Congress while repealing prior law. Positive Law A comprehensive review of positive law compilation is available here. About half of the titles have been enacted into […]