Statutory law is law emanating from legislative bodies. The U.S. Congress is our Federal and California Legislature our state legislative bodies. A constitution is the primary source of law that provides the authority for executives and legislative bodies to create laws.
A guide for searching the WESTLAW database for briefs. Merits and Amicus Briefs: Comprehensive coverage from 1931 to present, selected coverage from 1870 to 1930. Petitions for writ of certiorari:Comprehensive coverage from 1985 to the present, selected coverage from 1877 to 1984.
Search the Federal Register for a chronological publication of regulations and rules or those that may have been superseded. The Federal Register updates the CFR. Before 1994, use an index to find them which are available in microfiche.