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“The World’s Constitutions, To Read, Search and Compare”–From the website.

U. S. Federal Register to be digitized

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to make every issue of the Federal Register digitally available to the public. Approximately 14,587 individual issues, which go back to 1936, will be digitized. GPO employees will hand pack and inventory every issue. The digitization is expected to be completed in 2016. Currently, digital versions dating from 1994 to the present are available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).”–From the FDLP.

“ is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC’s Congressional Research Service.”–From the website.



“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, is the most retrieved item in the history of the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys). The health care law has experienced approximately 13 million retrievals since the law was passed in March 2010 and nearly 9 million retrievals in the year 2013. GPO launched FDsys in January 2009 to serve as a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. Today, FDsys has 900 thousand titles available and has experienced nearly 900 million total retrievals.”–From the website.

Also a link to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: 

Domestic Violence — Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference offers much information on Domestic Violence, including information on an Order of Protection, and much, much more.;

The Same Sex Marriage Cases : Deep Dive Oyez, U. S. Supreme Court Media

Information on same sex marriage cases.  Same sex marriage is an issue soon to be considered by the United States Supreme Court.

Oyez : U. S. Supreme Court Media

“The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.”–from the website.

PLoL : The Public Library of Law

“PLoL is one of the largest free law libraries in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites — all in one place.”–From the website.  A PLoL User Guide and other tutorials are included to help anyone researching the law.

Immigration Law – FindLaw

“Welcome to FindLaw’s Immigration Center. Here, you’ll find information and resources on applying for U.S. citizenship, green cards, temporary visas, as well as information on dealing with immigration violations. Learn about the citizenship and naturalization process, permanent residency, temporary work visas, student visas, protection from deportation, and more.”–From the website.

Immigrants’ Rights – ACLU

“Upholding the rights of immigrants is important to us all. The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every “person” and are not limited to citizens.”–From the website

The Avalon Project : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

“The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.”–From the website.   Documents are included from ancient times to the present.

Penn State Decision

This page provides information from the National Collegiate Athletic Association website concerning its actions relating to the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University.  Included are links to the NCAA Conclusions and Sanctions, the  Freeh Report, and Press Conference Remarks by NCAA President Mark Emmert and NCAA Executive Committe Chair, Oregon State President Ed Ray.

Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions of the Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky

Full text of the Freeh Report on the child sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky and the actions of Joe Paterno and others relating to the abuse at Penn State University.

FindLaw Legal Pulse

FindLaw now has this page that provides the latest news and information related to the world of law.

United States Code – Online Searchable Version

The United States House of Representatives Office of Law Revision Counsel offers this searchable version of the United States Code.