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Federal Legislative History

LRM course


Why are we doing this?

Because sometimes the answer isn’t in the statutory language or the cases that interpret it. In those cases, you may need to find documents that shed light on what the legislators intended when they wrote the law or provision of the law.

The Legislative Process


Documents to Identify/Locate

The process above is very simplified and just intended to emphasize the documents that are produced.  For a full description see How Our Laws Are Made