Statutes at Large, United States

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STATUTES AT LARGE, UNITED STATES. The United States Statutes at Large is a chronological publication of the laws enacted in each session of Congress, beginning in 1789. The series is cited as "Stat.," with the volume number preceding and the page number following. The Statutes at Large is legal evidence of the laws passed by Congress, which are first officially published as "slip laws." The United States Code provides updates, by subject, of the laws in force. The Statutes also contained presidential executive orders until the Federal Register began publication on 14 March 1936, and included treaties with foreign nations until the publication Treaties and Other International Agreements began on 27 January 1950.


Barber, Steve, and Mark A. McCormick. Legal Research. Albany, N.Y.: Delmar, 1996.

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