Federal Laws Resources

Popular Names of Federal Native American Laws (The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness) Selected list of laws with links to U.S. Code.

Public and Private Laws (U.S. Government Printing Office / GPO Access) Access to federal laws from the 104th Congress (1995-96) forward.

Table of Popular Names of U.S. Laws (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University) Alphabetical list with links to U.S. Code.

United States Code (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University) Browse, search by keyword(s) or citation.

United States Statutes at Large (Library of Congress) Official laws 1789 - 1873; v7 contains most treaties between U.S. and Indian tribes.

Indian Law Bulletin : Legislative Information (National Indian Law Library) Tracks and summarizes Indian-related legislation and related news.


Federal Administrative Law

Indian Law Bulletin: U.S. Regulatory Information (National Indian Law Library) Tracks and summarizes federal agency notices and proposed and final regulations.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (U.S. Government Printing Office) Currency similar to print version.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University) Provides a different way to access the GPO database.

E-CFR (GPO Access) "Currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis."

Regulations.gov "[I]s your source for U.S. government regulations and related documents. On this site you can find, read and comment on documents. Share your knowledge and make your voice count." A site for the public to comment on federal agency rulemaking.

Decisions of the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) (Source unknown) Provides access to Interior Board of Indian Appeals opinions from 1970 - 2002.

Executive Orders (From the U.S. President; National Archives and Records Administration). 1949 - present. See also the Treaties resource page.

Federal Register (U.S. Government Printing Office) 1994 - present. (The list of federally recognized tribes that is published in the Federal Register is available from our Directories resource page.)

Opinions of the Solicitor (1917-1974) (Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project, University of Oklahoma Law Library)

Solicitor's Opinions (1993 to present) (United States, Department of the Interior)


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