Module 4 : Constitution, etc. : Forum Discussions : Pigs & Title IX & LII

Florida Constitution  My take away is that sometimes when you assume that you are looking for an on-point statute, you will find instead an on-point constitutional  amendment.   I would not have expected that I would need to research the Constitution to learn more about the confinement of pigs during pregnancy.

TITLE IX  All of the laws passed in the legislature in the same year are arranged  in chronological order and are called session laws.  Session laws are the text of the law as originally passed.  For example, you may hear attorneys refer to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  They are talking about a specific title in the session law, Education Amendments Act of 1972.  You can find Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 in 42 U.S.C. sections 1681-1688.  Generally, the session laws are called Acts when they are passed by the Congress.

Legal Information Institute – Cornell  We believe that everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by:  1) Publishing law online, for free; 2) Creating materials that help people understand law; 3) Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.  From the LII website.   LII is an excellent place to find the U.S. States Code and federal cases.  And adding the Explanation of the Constitution from the Congressional Research Service is a real benefit.   If you use LII a lot, you may want to consider a donation.  The reason that they have ads on the site is because they are not fully funded by Cornell and donors.