Maryland in the United States

Legal Materials

Administrative Code and Regulations

The entry about Maryland administrative law covers:

  • Proposed and Final Regulations
  • The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  • Updating COMAR
  • Historical Regulations
  • Emergency Regulations

Executive Branch – Agencies and Offices Legal Materials

Information about Maryland executive agencies and offices is available in the entry about Maryland administrative law.

Judicial Branch Legal Materials

The entry about Judicial Branch Legal Materials in Maryland covers the following issues:

  • Judicial Branch General Information
  • Judicial Opinions
  • Briefs, Pleadings and Other Filings
  • Certiorari
  • Court Rules and Orders
  • Docket Sheets
  • Forms and Fines
  • Judicial Biographies
  • Judicial Ethics
  • Jury Instructions
  • Verdicts and Settlements

Legislative Branch Legal Materials

The entry about Legislative Branch Legal Materials in Maryland covers the following subjects:

  • General Information
  • Bills
  • Bill Status
  • Laws
  • Maryland State Code
  • Legislative History
  • Senators and Delegates

Other Useful Information

The entry about other Useful Information in Maryland covers the following subjects:

  • Charter and Constitution
  • Corporations and Other Business Entities
  • Doctors
  • Estate Administration
  • Landmark and Historic Properties
  • Legal Encyclopedias and Other Research Resources
  • Libraries
  • Lobbying Reports
  • Local Laws
  • Newspapers and Journals
  • Opinion Letters
  • Power of Attorney Forms
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Forms and Other Legal Forms
  • Tax Liens
  • Trademarks
  • UCC Filings

State Primary Law Resources

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Other Topics Covered by the Maryland Legal Encyclopedia

Note: More detailed information about this State is provided in the Maryland jurisdictional legal Encyclopedia, which tie together Maryland statutory and case law.

Topics include:

  • Maryland Statutes
  • MD Cases & Case Law
  • Maryland Legal Websites
  • MD State Government Info
  • Maryland Counties
  • Maryland Cities
  • Maryland Legislation
  • MD Court Reporters/Depositions
  • Maryland Legal Forms
  • Maryland Courts
  • Maryland Local Court Rules
  • MD State Bar/Legal Associations
  • Maryland Law Enforcement
  • Maryland Media Sources

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) Background


See Also

Maryland: Open and Free Legal Research of US Law

Federal Primary Materials

The U.S. federal government system consists of executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each of which creates information that can be the subject of legal research about Maryland. This part provides references, in relation to Maryland, to the legislative process, the federal judiciary, and the primary sources of federal law (cases, statutes, and regulations).

Federal primary materials about Maryland by content types:

Laws and Regulations

US Constitution
Federal Statutory Codes and Legislation

Federal Case Law and Court Materials

U.S. Courts of Appeals
United States courts of appeals, inclouding bankruptcy courts and bankcruptcy appellate panels:

Federal Administrative Materials and Resources

Presidential Materials

Materials that emanate from the President’s lawmaking function include executive orders for officers in departments and agencies and proclamations for announcing ceremonial or commemorative policies. Presidential materials available include:

Executive Materials

Federal Legislative History Materials

Legislative history traces the legislative process of a particular bill (about Maryland and other subjects) for the main purpose of determining the legislators’ intent behind the enactment of a law to explain or clarify ambiguities in the language or the perceived meaning of that law (about Maryland or other topics), or locating the current status of a bill and monitoring its progress.

State Administrative Materials and Resources

State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Maryland and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Maryland. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Maryland should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

State rules and regulations are found in codes of regulations and administrative codes (official compilation of all rules and regulations, organized by subject matter). Search here:

State opinions of the Attorney General (official written advisory opinions on issues of state law related to Maryland when formerly requested by a designated government officer):

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