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Updating Federal and State Statutes

This lesson will take you through the process of updating statutes. It is an advanced lesson that builds on concepts developed in the CALI lessons, Introduction to State and Federal Statutes and Codification. This lesson assumes a basic understanding of statutes including how they are created and codified.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain how federal codes are published.
  2. Identify when it is appropriate to update a statute.
  3. Review and analyze available resources in order to assess the status of the code section(s) at hand.
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