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 Top20UnitedStates.com - Your Top20 Guide to United States!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The United States may be regarded as an example of a constitutional republic or as a liberal democracy, with a government composed of and operating through a set of limited powers imposed by its design and enumerated in that design or Constitution of the United States of America.
The federal government is the national government, comprising the Congress (the legislative branch), the President (the executive branch), and the Supreme Court (the judicial branch).
The United States also holds several other territories, districts and possessions, notably the federal district of the District of Columbia, which is the nation's capital, and several overseas insular areas, the most significant of which are Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
www.top20unitedstates.com   (4194 words)

  
 LLRX -- Update to A Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System Web-based Public Accessible Sources
Conflicts between state and federal laws are governed by the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, which declares that all laws enacted in the furtherance of the Constitution are the "supreme law of the land," and that federal laws have legal superiority over a state constitution or law.
The federal courts have jurisdiction to interpret the Constitution and evaluate the constitutionality of federal and state laws.
That means the federal courts decide cases interpreting the Constitution, all federal laws, federal regulations and rules, and controversies between states or between the United States and foreign governments.
www.llrx.com /features/us_fed.htm   (3354 words)

  
 Federal Standards for State-Issued Identity Cards: A Reasonable Proposal
The federal gov­ernment issues identity documents now that are more reliable substitutes and that serve as “national identity cards.” These include passports, military identity cards, and identity cards for access to secure federal facilities, which are issued by the federal government and have strict controls on the methods for confirming the identity of the holders.
The respective states could decline to follow the federal standards, but the consequence would be that their citizens would have to use one of the other forms of federal identification.
If a state were to adopt such a parallel sys­tem for its own convenience (perhaps because it values the broader availability of driving permits even for those ineligible for a federally compliant license), it should be free to issue such permits, provided only that they are clearly distinct from its federally compliant ID card.
www.heritage.org /Research/HomelandDefense/bg1821.cfm   (3390 words)

  
 Spam Laws: Summary (108th Congress)
State laws that require labels on unsolicited commercial e-mail or prohibit such messages entirely are pre-empted, although provisions merely addressing falsity and deception would remain in place.
State laws that restrict the sending of commercial e-mail, regulate opt-out procedures, or require subject-line labels would be pre-empted; laws that merely regulate falsification of message headers would remain in effect.
State laws that prohibit unsolicited commercial e-mail, regulate opt-out procedures, or require subject-line labels would be pre-empted; laws that merely regulate falsification of message headers would remain in effect.
www.spamlaws.com /federal/summ108.shtml   (945 words)

  
 Invasive Legislation
Proposed legislation can be almost as detrimental as passed legislation because of the assumptions which are made, and the resources consumed in public debate, both necessary and unnecessary.
States rights can and would be strengthened by federal legislators encouraging citizens to pass laws at the lowest common political denominator such as at the county and state level.
Legislators should not simply find some version that is passable at the federal level and assume they are doing what's best for the nation.
www.propertyrightsresearch.org /articles5/invasive_legislation.htm   (750 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications Alphabetical Listing
Crime and Justice in the United States and in England and Wales, 1981-96, 10/98.
Federal data for the same categories are also included, as are data for the largest local governments (counties with populations of 500,000 or more and cities with populations of 300,000 or more).
Presents information on the location of the State registries, number of offenders in the registries; their level of automation and capability to receive, store, and transmit fingerprints; whether DNA samples are included in registration procedures; and community notification procedures including use of the Internet to post information on registered offenders.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/pubalp2.htm   (9614 words)

  
 GlobaLex - A Guide to the U. S. Federal Legal System
Federal Judicial Center’s History of the Federal Judiciary files  http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf Includes landmark legislation files, a listing of impeached federal judges, history of the courts and a study of the Amistad case.
The United States Government Manual is the directory of the administrative agencies of the federal government, as well as quasi-official agencies, and international organizations in which the US participates.  Outlines statutory authority, jurisdiction, major publications of the agencies and a directory of personnel.
Federal rules and regulations can be challenged in the federal courts.  Most challenges occur in the United States Courts of Appeal based on the premise that the fact-finding aspects of the case, the trial of the case, have occurred in the agency hearing and subsequent agency appeals.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/United_States.htm   (2892 words)

  
 Eminent Domain 2006 State Legislation
Defines public use for which eminent domain may be exercised to be the possession, occupation and enjoyment of property by the public, public agencies or public utilities, and does not include an increase in the tax base, tax revenue, employment or general economic health.
States that public use does not include economic development activities that generate additional tax revenue or employment, or result in private residential, commercial or industrial development.
Requires a three-fifths vote of both houses of the state legislature to approve the use of eminent domain to transfer private property to another private entity.
www.ncsl.org /programs/natres/emindomainleg06.htm   (2013 words)

  
 Federal Legislative Histories - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A legislative history is a collection of the documents created by Congress or a state legislature during the process leading up to the enactment of a law.
The legislative history provides evidence that members of the legislative body were aware of particular issues and facts, and includes comments and recommendations of committees and individual members of the legislative body.
This is a checklist of legislative histories that have been compiled for enacted laws which are published in government documents, periodical articles, and books.
www.bc.edu /schools/law/library/research/researchguides/leghist   (2960 words)

  
 FDIC: Important Banking Legislation
These legislative histories help to provide a better understanding of lawmakers' intent for the purpose and scope of the laws.
While preserving authority of states to regulate insurance, the act prohibits state actions that have the effect of preventing bank-affiliated firms from selling insurance on an equal basis with other insurance agents.
Legislation designed to prevent terrorists and others from using the U.S. financial system anonymously to move funds obtained from or destined for illegal activity.
www.fdic.gov /regulations/laws/important/index.html   (2273 words)

  
 America Heartland-Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This Congress of Federated States would define the mandate and content of legislation (federal and state) that would correct current and potential inequities in federal and states-rights issues, responsibilities and authorities.
While it is not possible for the President to meet every person in the United States, it is possible to create a formal procedure to provide a process for the opportunity and there are several possibilities for this.
The results of the 1996 United States Presidential election could empower the world and the future of mankind with an impact greater than the sum of all the revolutions that have changed the names on the map of Europe.
www.uwsa.com /issues/contract/C-List-ii.html   (924 words)

  
 Save A Dog - Our Sanctuary
Federal legislation was recently introduced by Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) that considerably strengthens federal oversight of commercial breeding operations without imposing onerous restrictions on true "hobby" breeders.
Referred to as the Pet Animal Welfare Statute of 2005, this legislation was introduced on May 26 in the House as HR 2669 by Representative Jim Gerlach and in the Senate by Senator Rick Santorum as SR 1139.
This legislation is designed to close those loopholes for commercial breeders, while not affecting people who breed dogs or cats as a hobby.
members.petfinder.org /~PA152/legislation.htm   (1564 words)

  
 State Legislation
Whether through drafting legislation, providing expert advice to elected officials, or testifying before legislators, The Humane Society of the United States is a voice for animals in state capitals throughout the country.
Some of the pressing issues we're working on include strengthening state animal cruelty laws, adding additional elements to animal fighting laws, outlawing exotic animals as pets, banning Internet hunting and canned hunting, prohibiting the practice of force-feeding birds, and supporting ballot measures that protect animals from cruelty and suffering.
Click your state on the map below to learn about pending issues and what you can do to help.
www.hsus.org /legislation_laws/state_legislation   (142 words)

  
 United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
The hearing scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on "Reporters’ Privilege Legislation: An Additional Investigation of Issues and Implications" for Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building, will begin at 10:30 a.m.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas
on behalf of the United States Department of Justice
judiciary.senate.gov /hearing.cfm?id=1637   (78 words)

  
 Brady Campaign - Federal Legislation
The Brady Campaign works to enact sensible gun control legislation in the United States but does not seek to ban guns.
The violent atmosphere of the Prohibition Era as well as the attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933 inspired the passage of the 1934 and 1938 firearms acts.
Allows gun owners to transport their firearms across state lines if they are unloaded and not readily accessible.
www.bradycampaign.org /legislation/federal/gunlaws.asp   (516 words)

  
 CDT | Internet Watch List
The Justice Department has circulated legislation that would amend the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) to require Internet companies to design their services and applications to be wiretap-friendly.
Congress was right to respond to the string of high-profile data breaches that occurred over the past two years, but, unfortunately, of the several data breach bills that have been considered, the weakest one seems to have gathered the most steam.
A version of broadcast flag legislation included in the Senate telecommunications bill contains some but not all of the safeguards that CDT believes are essential.
www.cdt.org /legislation/2006watchlist.php   (1831 words)

  
 Federal Government -- Sources [Law] [ ALSO! -- U.S. Law ]
Participating courts (which are not numerous) are located in several states and are listed on a drop-down list on the main screen.
United States Code (U.S.C.) and Appendices — G.P.O. United States Code (U.S.C.) —; H.R. The Cornell/LII version presents the G.P.O. database with a user-friendly interface (and different search function), but the Cornell/LII version does not provide reliable access to the appendices.
Treaties between the United States and other countries, on subjects connected with functions of the Fish and Wildlife Service, are briefly described, and various related sources (such as public laws implementing treaties) are cited, but links to treaty texts and related sources are not provided.
www.lawsource.com /also/usa.cgi?us1   (4210 words)

  
 Laws and Regulations - Major Environmental Laws
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); 7 U.S.C. s/s 135 et seq.
A more comprehensive list of laws (as of 1995) administered by EPA is available.
The U.S. Code is the official record of all federal laws and contains the general and permanent laws of the United States.
www.epa.gov /epahome/laws.htm   (375 words)

  
 EPA: Laws & Regulations
New regulations, proposed rules, the Federal Register, dockets, and the regulatory agenda of future regulations.
Federal regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations and additional material related to Title 40: Protection of Environment.
The collection includes documents issued to Regions, states, and/or the regulated community which explain what must be done to meet environmental requirements or explain how EPA will exercises its discretion in implementing statutory or regulatory requirements.
www.epa.gov /epahome/lawreg.htm   (215 words)

  
 Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance - OESE
This website offers "one-stop-shopping" for links to legislation, Federal Register Notices, Policy Guidance, and Grant Applications for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Links to Legislation, Regulations, and Policy Guidance for programs still being implemented under the Improving America's Schools Act are also on this site.
Legislation, Regulations, and Policy Guidance for Programs Still Being Implemented Under the Improving America's Schools Act
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/oese/legislation.html   (217 words)

  
 USA PATRIOT Act (H.R. 3162)
Access by the Department of State and the INS to certain identifying information in the criminal history records of visa applicants and applicants for admission to the United States.
Section 2516(1)(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking `and section 1341 (relating to mail fraud),' and inserting `section 1341 (relating to mail fraud), a felony violation of section 1030 (relating to computer fraud and abuse),'.
Any Federal official who receives information pursuant to this provision may use that information only as necessary in the conduct of that person's official duties subject to any limitations on the unauthorized disclosure of such information.'.
www.epic.org /privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html   (9229 words)

  
 LSU Libraries -- U.S. Federal Government Agency List
PACRONYMS: full committee name, city and state of its address, FEC I.D. number, and the name of its sponsoring, connected, or affiliated organization
Principal Officers of the Department of State and United States Chiefs of Mission
Presidents of the United States (portrait,biographical sketch, and inaugural addresses)
www.lib.lsu.edu /govdocs/federal/list.html   (453 words)

  
 FindLaw: Cases and Codes
Federal Register - official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.
Federal Judiciary Homepage - maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
US Court of Federal Claims - from the United States Court of Federal Claims.
www.findlaw.com /casecode   (505 words)

  
 FindLaw: Cases and Codes: Federal and State Codes: US Code
To check if there have been any recent ammendments to the section you are looking at, you will need to check the U.S.House server's list of amendments, which includes changes to the U.S. Code from the 105th and 106th sessions of Congress.
The list will give you a brief notation of what has specifically changed and a Public Law (a recently enacted law) number.
Public Laws can be read in their entirety at the Library of Congress Thomas web site.
www.findlaw.com /casecode/uscodes/index.html   (491 words)

  
 LII: Federal Law Collection
This LII collection of U.S. Federal legal materials combines documents held on the LII's own servers (the U.S. Code, Supreme Court decisions, searchable index of U.S. Court of Appeals decisions, and the Code of Federal Regulations) with material available from other Internet-accessible sites.
LII searchable index of U.S. Court of Appeals decisions
Via the LII "Law about..." pages (Federal and state law by topic)
www.law.cornell.edu /federal   (73 words)

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