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District of Columbia (D.C.) Law

About D.C. Law

"Created by Congress in 1801 as the nation's capital, the District has for various purposes been treated as a state, municipal corporation, territory, and federal agency.  Under its plenary constitutional power over the District, Congress had established various local judicial systems, legislative bodies, and executive authorities, but usually retained a measure of federal control."

Source: District of Columbia Practice Manual, at 1 (26th ed., 2018).Library Collection

Sources of D.C. Law:


Council of the District of Columbia
legislation & laws
U.S. Congressional
legislation & laws
D.C. agency regulations & administrative decisions Federal agency regulations & administrative decisions
D.C. court decisions Federal court decisions

Find D.C. Materials

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Search by Call Number:

A "call number" is a combination of characters assigned to a library book to indicate its place on a shelf within a library.  D.C. legal materials can be found on reserve and in the stacks in this call number range:  KFD1201 - KFD1796

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