Research

Looking for more information about the law? Try these resources.

Federal, state and local codes

Codes are collections of laws passed by a body of lawmakers, such as Congress, the state legislature, and the city council.

Codes

Federal law: U.S. Code (laws passed by U.S. Congress)

State law: National Conference of State Legislators – compiles state by state laws on various topics

Federal Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations are “laws” enacted by agencies within the executive branch at every level – federal, state, and local. These are created to implement and enforce laws already passed by the legislative branch.

Federal: Code of Federal Regulations

Case law research

We are also subject to decisions made by courts and judges, which form the basis of “case law.” You can search for federal and state case law for free via Leagle.com and RavelLaw.com