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1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi. In Qatar, Latham & Watkins LLP is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. © Copyright 2012 Latham & Watkins. All Rights Reserved. Law Librarianship 101 Unlocking the Code Rocky Mountain Chapter – SLA Virtual Lunch – January 17, 2013 Presented By: Eugene M. Giudice Reference Librarian, Latham & Watkins LLP

2 The Foundation of Government The Courts Decisions Court Rules The Executive Laws Regulations Executive Orders Signing Statements The Legislature Legislation Resolutions

3 Supreme Court Reporter Federal Reporter Federal Appendix Federal Supplement Federal Rules Decisions Federal Case Law

4 State Case Law

5 347 U.S. 483 BROWN ET AL. v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA ET AL. 552 F. Supp. 131 United States v. American Tel. & Tel. Co 403 U.S. 713 New York Times Co. v. United States (Pentagon Papers) 1971 U.S. LEXIS 100 1 Media L. Rep. 1031 http://law.justia.com/cases/ http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/ http://www.wikipedia.com http://www.google.com Anatomy of a Citation and Where to Find Them

6 Introduction Committee Consideration Committee Action Subcommittee Review Markup Committee Reporting / Action Publication Floor Action Debate Vote Referral to Other Chamber Conference Committee Final Action Signing / Veto Veto Override (if needed) http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/legprocess.htm Steps in the Legislative Process

7 USCCAN House and Senate Committee websites http://www.thomas.gov http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ United States Congressional Serial Set http://www.llsdc.org/sch-v/#Overview http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwss.html Sources For Legislative Materials

8 Codification Codification is the process by which individual laws are broken up into their constitute parts or titles and then added to or modify the current United States Code. This responsibility rests with the Office of Law Revision Counsel. http://uscode.house.gov/ http://uscode.house.gov/codification/Positive%20Law%20Codi fication.pdf Regulations Since the legislature has no enforcement capability, it is up to the Executive and its subordinate agencies to take the laws passed and develop rules that reflect the law. A Bill Gets Signed – Now What?

9 Governed by Executive Order 12866 – issued by President Clinton on 30 September 1993 Also Governed by Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996 (PL 104-121) Allows Congress 60 days to review a new regulation and then bar the regulation by a joint act of Congress The Basic Regulatory Steps are Notice of proposed regulation Public comment period Public hearing All regulations are published in the Code of Federal Regulations and can be found at http://www.regulations.gov The Regulatory Process

10 The FR and CFR The Federal Register (FR) is published every day the federal government is open for business. All notices of proposed regulations, hearings and final regulations are published in the FR The CFR has the same titles and the USC The CFR is updated on a cyclical basis. Newer editions are designated by the color of the cover of the particular title Both the CFR and FR are available online http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCod e=FR http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collection Code=CFR

11 The Federal Register

12 The Federal Register – Table of Contents

13 Anatomy of a Proposed Regulation Paperwork Reduction Act Background Explanation of Provisions Effective Date Special Analyses Comments and Public Hearing Drafting Information List of Subjects Code Section Authorizing Regulation Regulation Text

14 The Federal Register – A Proposed Rule

15 The Federal Register – List of Sections Affected This is found in the Federal Register (FR). For each day, it lists the parts of the CFR that are effected by that day’s issue of the FR. At the end of each month the Office of the Federal Register publishes separately a List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA), which lists parts and sections affected by documents published since the revision date of each title.

16 The Federal Register – List of Sections Affected

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18 The Unified Agenda http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain

19 http://www.zoominfo.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/ http://www.jigsaw.com/ http://www.marketwatch.com/ http://www.forbes.com/ http://www.pipl.com Corporate website Google / Google News Facebook Corporate and Personal Information

20 US Congressional Handbook

21 How Our Laws are Made http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

22 Am Jur Corpus Juris Secondum Restatements Wright and Miller Words and Phrases The Bluebook Nutshell Series http://store.westlaw.com/store/SearchResults.aspx?N=0&Pag eSize=10&FindMethod=Search&ntt=nut%20shell%20series&fi lter_type=adv_bkt_Books Key Secondary Materials

23 Greet Everyone You Are Known by the Company You Keep... On Your Bookshelf Be Interested and Interesting Be Involved Be Seen http://www.aallnet.org/main- menu/Publications/spectrum/Spectrum-Online/library- outreach.html Outreach


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