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Section 1.

Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

Section 1.

The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, […]

Section 1.

The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows: Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a […]

Section 1.

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life: States Face Prolonged Election Cycle, Waiting for Vote Tallies, Recounts or Runoffs

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life by Linda Holmes, J.D. States Face Prolonged Election Cycle, Waiting for Vote Tallies, Recounts or Runoffs Nov. 11, 2008 Election fatigue is a powerful malady, leading many of us to avoid CNN, turn away from poll-watching websites and watch anything on television — anything — other than political coverage. […]

U.S. Federal Court System

Lea en español The Federal Court System in America The Federal Trial Courts In the federal court system, the trial courts are called U.S. District Courts. The jurisdiction of the federal courts has been established by Congress, consistent with the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The federal district courts have jurisdiction over cases involving the […]

U.S. Federal Materials

Legislative U.S. Code – Full text of the current United States Code. U.S. Bills – Full text of passed and proposed U.S. legislation dating back to 1995. Congressional Record – Full text of the Congressional Record, the daily transcript of activities in the U.S. Congress. More legislative resources Executive & Administrative Regulations CFR – Full […]

More U.S. Legislative Resources

Congressional Offices U.S. Senate – Official Senate web site. Links to committees, bills and resolutions, U.S. treaties, and more. U.S. House of Representatives – Official House web site. Links to committees, bills and amendments, and more. Library of Congress – The largest library in the United States. Links to the U.S. Copyright Office, digital collections […]

More U.S. Judicial Resources

Special U.S. Courts U.S. Court of International Trade – Full text of opinions back to 1999. Also links to rules and forms. U.S. Court of Federal Claims – Full text of opinions back to 1997. Also links to rules and forms. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces – Full text of opinions back […]

U.S. State Materials

Alabama constitution cases code regs forms Nebraska constitution cases code regs forms Alaska constitution cases code regs forms Nevada constitution cases code regs forms Arizona constitution cases code regs forms New Hampshire constitution cases code regs forms Arkansas constitution cases code regs forms New Jersey constitution cases code regs forms California constitution cases code regs […]

Snail’s Pace: An Analysis of the Texas Supreme Court’s Growing Backlog

by Texas Watch Foundation March 5, 2008 Full report available at Texas Watch, a nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization When individuals, business owners and families turn to the courts to help resolve disputes and mete out justice, they rightfully expect an expeditious, efficient resolution. Sadly, that is hard to come by at the Texas Supreme Court. […]

Rules of Court

Rules of Court are a set of procedural regulations adopted by courts which are mandatory upon parties and their lawyers on matters within the jurisdiction of those courts. Most states have statewide rules of court. Federal court rules are adopted by the district courts based on the Federal Rules of Procedure, and county, district and […]

Preemption

Preemption: What it is, why state lawmakers don’t like it and why you shouldn’t like it either By Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law In our legal system, preemption generally refers to the displacing effect that federal law will have on a conflicting or inconsistent state law. The origin of preemption is found in the […]