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United States Code Service - Lawyers Co-operative
Call Number: U.S. CODE
ISBN: 9780327130406
"All Federal laws of general and permanent nature arranged in accordance with the section numbering of the United States code and the supplements thereto." Constitution with annotations is in the first ten volumes.

United States Code Annotated - West Pub.
Call Number: U.S. CODE
Comprises all laws of a general and permanent nature under arrangement of the official Code of laws of the United States, with annotations from Federal and State courts. Constitution with annotations is found in the first 28 volumes.

United States Code (official version) - U.S. G.P.O.
Call Number: U.S. CODE
Publication Date: 2012 ed.
Kept up to date by supplements. Location- Law Govt Doc Reference. Older editions are in Law Storage.

United States Statutes at Large (official version) - U.S. GPO
Call Number: Law Govt Doc 3d fl GS 4.111:
Publication Date: Vol. 1, 1789-current
Containing the laws and concurrent resolutions and reorganization plan, amendment to the Constitution, and proclamations.

Uniform Laws

United States Code

The United States Code is law that was created by the legislative branch of the government.  The Code is divided into 51 broad subject areas.  You can search by topic, by a code section number (if known) or by simply clicking on the table of contents.  It is an unannotated code with just the text of the statutes.

The printed version issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office is the official version and is recognized under law as evidence of the laws of the United States.  Source.

United States Constitution

Federal Legislation

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Authentication

See Bluebook Rule 18.2.1(a)(i) for information on authenticated documents.

  • Authentication of government digital documents
    Instructions on how to validate the certificate on the electronic document.
  • FAQ
    Examples of files that have been changed or signed, but not certified.
  • Authenticity of Electronic Federal Government Publications (PDF)
    Description of the government program including chain of custody information.
  • Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) provides states with an outcomes-based approach to the authentication and preservation of electronic legal material. The goals of the authentication and preservation program outlined in the Act are to enable end-users to verify the trustworthiness of the legal material they are using and to provide a framework for states to preserve legal material in perpetuity in a manner that allows for permanent access.

    The Act requires that official electronic legal material be:
    1. Authenticated, by providing a method to determine that it is unaltered;
    2. Preserved, either in electronic or print form; and
    3. Accessible, for use by the public on a permanent basis.

FDsys

  • What is FDsys?
    Video explaining the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System.
  • How to use FDsys
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