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Official Government Sites
GovInfo contains the United States Code, Public and Private Laws, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations , Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings and Reports, Bills and Court Opinions.
The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. It contains
: Full text of bills (1989 on), full text of Public Laws, Committee Reports and Daily Congressional Record (1995 on).
A database of selected case summaries ("briefs") and articles. Useful as a secondary source. Contains briefs for federal and state cases.
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.
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.
Constitution "Legislative History"
Sources that can be used in researching the original intent of the framers of the United States Constitution.
United States Constitution