Secret Societies and Mary Todd Lincoln’s Franking Privilege – in the United States Statutes at Large

August 12, 2010

A frequent task Summer Associates have been faced with is trying to determine what precisely has happened with federal statutes over time.  On Westlaw we have the United States Code Annotated back through 1990 (USCAXX, XX= 2 digit year), but it is important to note that we also have United States Public Laws (US-PL) , and The United States Statutes at Large (STATLRG)back to the creation of the United States.  Many of the Acts in the Public Laws and Statutes at Large are not codified, of course.

The Statutes at Large can be interesting from a historical perspective as well. A couple of interesting acts I have run across include:


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