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Government Documents: Law & Government

Guides

United States Government Manual

  • Official handbook of the federal government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.

The White House

  • Main website for the White House and the President of the United States.

United States Courts

  • U.S. Adminstrative Office of U.S. Courts.

Legal Information Institute

  • Information on federal law from Cornell University Law School.

Government Information Connection

  • Government information connection from the University of North Texas.

Federal Court Concepts

  • Introduction to the American federal court system including basic information about the structure of federal courts, what kind of cases the courts hear, and how to use federal court decisions in research from Georgia Tech.

State Law

Texas Legislature Online

  • Official Web site of the Texas Legislature.

Texas Constitution and Statues

  • Current Texas Constitution and general laws of the State of Texas.

 Texas Administrative Code

  • Compilation of all Texas state agency rules and regulations currently in effect.

Texas Courts Online

  • Portal to Texas judicial pages.

Local Law

Code of Ordinances – City of Wichita Falls

  • Includes all legislation received by the local Municipal Code.

Federal Statutory Law

United States Code

  • The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Public and Private Laws

  • Official publication of the law and is competent evidence admissible in all state and Federal courts and tribunals of the United States.

United States Statutes at Large

1789-1875 Statutes at Large

  • The permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress.

Congressional Bills

  • Legislative proposals from the House of Representatives and Senate within the United States Congress

Congressional Documents

  • House documents, Senate documents, and Senate treaty documents.

Congressional Hearings

  • A meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress.

Congressional Record

  • The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

Congressional Reports

  • Reports that originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation.

Federal Administrative Law

Code of Federal Regulations

  • The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

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.

Budget of the United States Government

  • Collection of budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

  • Official series in which Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature could be made available.

Federal Case Law

United States Courts Opinions

  • Opinions from selected United States appellate, district, national, and bankruptcy courts