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Source Material

Sources for texts of statutes, transcripts and case opinions.

  • United States Code Annotated [U.S.C.A.]
  • United States Code Service [U.S.C.S.]
  • The U.S.C.A., Published by Thompson-West, and the U.S.C.S., published by Lexis-Nexis, are annotated versions of the United States Code. While the actual law is contained in the U.S.C., these two annotated codes provide important historical context, analysis and case citations.