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PHIL 260 Philosophy of Law: Administrative Law & Reference Sources

Provides access to governmental and commercial information resources dealing with U.S. legal philosophy and finding case, statutory, and administrative law.

Administrative Law & Reference Sources

Administrative Law Resources

Code of Federal Regulations (Contains the text of regulations agencies use to enforce federal laws.  Updated annually and broken into 50 different title/subject areas).
Federal Register (Published Monday-Friday (except federal holidays), this resource contains the text of federal regulations, proposed federal regulations, presidential document such as executive orders, and announcments of agency meetings from 1994-present.  See LexisNexis Academic for earlier years.)  Sample Executive Order (EO) 13806 Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States published in July 26, 2017 Federal Register (Mechanism allowing individuals and organizations to comment on proposed federal agency regulations.)

Reference Sources
Federal Judiciary Court System Map (The U.S. federal court system is broken down into circuits and districts.  Indiana is in the 7th circuit headquartered in Chicago and part of the Northern District of Indiana Courts.  There is a federal courthouse in Lafayette which is part of the Northern District.)
U.S. Courts
Biographies of Federal Judges 1789-Present (Courtesy:  Federal Judical Center)
U.S. Supreme Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission  (June 4 & 13, 2018)

Briefs (arguments) filed by interested parties in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

U.S. Solicitor General (Argues U.S. Government's  position in cases before the U.S.  Supreme Court.)
House Judiciary Committee  This committee publishes rules of evidence and procedure which must be followed in federal court cases.

Senate Judiciary Committee (Congressional committes are responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, conducting oversight of the federal court system, and funding federal courts.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is also responsible for confirming or rejecting presidential judicial nominations to federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.  This transcript contains information about the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General including the nominees response to a questionnaire and testimony supporting and opposing his nomination. This section contains the response to committee questions by Dax Eric Lopez  who is a nominee for U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Georgia.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination materials .

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination materials  (Select July 10, 2018 for these documents)

Indiana Judiciary

Cornell University Law School Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

Scotusblog (Nonpartisan blog analyzing U.S. Supreme Court developments.)
American Bar Association (Largest U.S. professional lawyers association. Comments on various legal issues and evaluates federal judicial nominees)
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy  Studies (Conservative and libertarian legal promoting individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law in national legal discussion and practice.)

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