How U.S. law is made
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Laws are enacted by Congress and state legislatures and usually approved by the President or Governor.
Rules and regulations are issued by executive departments and agencies under law and the President's authority.
The Law Collection at Newman Library
The Newman Library has a basic United States law collection that includes:
- Federal and New York State laws
- Federal and state regulations
- Federal and state cases
- Legal treatises (law books)
- Law review articles
- Legal databases (Lexis/Nexis Academic & Westlaw Campus Research
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The United States Constitution is the foundation of United States law. The Interactive Constitution, produced by the National Constitution Center, is a searchable version of the Constitution with commentary and links to the Supreme Court cases that have interpreted its meaning over time.
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|The People's Guide to the U.S. Constitution/ by Dave Kluge.|
|CQ Encyclopedia of U.S. Government (electronic)
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This guide was created by Ellen Kaufman, a very experienced law librarian, who has left the Newman Library. Inquiries may be directed to Rita Ormsby, who is serving as the library's law liasion.