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Government Document Resources Online: Legal Affairs

Avalon Project - Yale Universitybrings together legal documents from the time of Hammurabi to the most recent Supreme Court Decisions.
Department of Justice - provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court

  • C-Span Landmark Cases - These special programs, which aired on C-SPAN between March 28 and April 9, 2016, bring to life the drama that accompanied some of the most important Supreme Court decisions in American history.
  • Landmark Supreme Court Decisions
  • U.S. Supreme Court Media - a phenomenal resource for anyone who wants to understand the workings of the United States Supreme Court. In fact, as multimedia archive, the site "aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955."
  • Legal Information Institute: Supreme Court - updated database concerning the activities of the U.S. Supreme

Major Supreme Court Decisions - Historic Cases by Topic Index.
Federal Judiciary Search - the United States Federal Court System comprised of the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, US District Courts and Military Courts.

Federal Government Regulatory Agencies

Consumer Product Safety Commission (est. 1973; 3 commissioners, 7 yr. term; only 2 from same party)
Environmental Protection Agency (est. 1970; headed by an administrator who is a cabinet officer)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (est. 1965; 5 commissioners; 5 yr. terms, only 3 from same party)
Federal Communications Commission  (est. 1934; 5 commissioners; 5 yr. terms, only 3 from same party)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (est. 1933; 5 board of directors; 6 yr. terms, only 3 from same party; non-appropriated)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (est. 1977; 5 commissioners; 5 yr. terms)
Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the (est. 1913; 7 governors, 14 yr. terms, non-appropriated)
Federal Trade Commission (est. 1914; 5 commissioners; 7 yr. terms; only 3 in same party)
Food and Drug Administration (est. 1906; headed by 1 commissioner; under HHS Dept.)
National Labor Relations Board (est. 1935; 1 Gen. Counsel - 4 yr. term & 5 other members - 5 yr. terms)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (est. 1970; 1 Asst. Secretary; under Labor Dept.)
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

Securities and Exchange Commission (est. 1934; 5 commissioners; 5 yr. terms; only 3 from same party; non-appropriated)

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