Federal Law

Highlights from our collection include:

Federal Register (1936–date)

Newly proposed federal agency rules and regulations, notices of meetings, public comments on regulatory actions and more are all printed in this daily journal. Documents are available online at the link above back to 1994. Prior editions dating back to 1936 can be found in the library.

Code of Federal Regulations (1938–date)

Published in 50 titles, this collection has all current and superseded volumes of these codified rules and regulations of federal agencies. The CFR is the final, published version of the rules and regulations published in the Federal Register. Title 3 also publishes all Executive Orders and Proclamations of the President. Documents are available online at the link above back to 1994. Prior editions dating back to 1936 can be found in the library.

U.S. Attorney General Opinions (1852–2008)

The library holds selected published opinions from the Attorney General published as Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States. Beginning in 1977, with the Attorney General's authorization, this publication continues as Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel. Documents are available online at the link above back to 1934. Prior editions dating back to 1852 can be found in the library.

United States Statutes at Large (1849–2011)

This collection of all enacted laws is published at the conclusion of a session of Congress. Slip laws are available in the library before publication in the Statutes at Large. While the library has physical copies dating back to 1849, digital versions are available from the Library of Congress covering 1789-1950 and from the U.S. Government Publishing Office covering 1951-2012.

United States Codes Annotated (c.1940–date)

This version of the 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. The current U.S. Code is available at the link above, and superseded versions dating back to c.1940 are available in the library.