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    Rules of Criminal Procedure Federal Rules of Evidence Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure U C C Law by jurisdiction State law Uniform laws Federal law World law Lawyer directory Legal encyclopedia Business law Constitutional law Criminal law Family law Employment law Money and Finances More Help out Give Sponsor Advertise Create Promote Join Lawyer Directory Welcome to LII We are a not for profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them without cost We carry out this vision by Publishing law online for free Creating materials that help people understand law Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law Learn more about us and please help support our work What s New Supreme Court term summary Employer health coverage for contraceptives Burwell v Hobby Lobby Union agency fees for non members Harris v Quinn Protest zones McCullen v Coakley Cell phone searches Riley v California Carbon emissions Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA More news on the Blog Legal Resources Federal law Constitution U S Code C F R Supreme Court Federal Rules State law resources State statutes by topic U C C Uniform laws World

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  • About the LII | LII / Legal Information Institute
    C Law by jurisdiction State law Uniform laws Federal law World law Lawyer directory Legal encyclopedia Business law Constitutional law Criminal law Family law Employment law Money and Finances More Help out Give Sponsor Advertise Create Promote Join Lawyer Directory About Who We Are What We Do Who Pays For This Contact Us About the LII Welcome to the LII Thank you for wanting to learn more about the LII We are a small research engineering and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School in Ithaca NY Our collaborators include publishers legal scholars computer scientists government agencies and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law worldwide Here you can learn about all the things we do to ensure that the law remains free and open to everyone which includes supporting global expansion of the free access to law movement serving government empowering citizens serving the legal profession and developing web science for the law Founded in 1992 we currently serve over 18 million unique visitors each year We rely on diverse support from donors advertisers partnership projects and Cornell Law School for the fund necessary to carry out our work Learn more about how we are

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  • Who We Are | LII / Legal Information Institute
    NY Our collaborators include publishers legal scholars computer scientists government agencies and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law worldwide Mission We are a not for profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them without cost We carry out this vision by Publishing law online for free Creating materials that help people understand law Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law Learn how we fulfill our mission History The Legal Information Institute LII was founded in 1992 by co directors Thomas R Bruce and Peter W Martin now Director and Director Emeritus respectively Its work is supported by the National Center for Automated Information Research a growing number of corporate sponsors and the Keck Foundation through grants and funded joint studies The LII publishes electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law both on the web and in other electronic products They range from the Constitution to the U S Code from Supreme Court decisions to the Code of Federal Regulations It maintains this Internet site and its many resources It builds software tools assisting Internet users and publishers And through workshops and consultation it works to aid others who want to explore the full potential of electronic publication and communication The LII is known internationally as a leading law not com provider of public legal information We offer all opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992 together with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance over a decade of opinions of the New York Court of Appeals and the full United States Code We also publish important secondary sources libraries in two important areas legal ethics and social security and a series

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  • What We Do | LII / Legal Information Institute
    What We Do Who Pays For This Contact Us What We Do Publishing Law Most of our publishing efforts go into producing and maintaining the extensive legal collections on this web site In 2011 we partnered with eLangdell to produce eBooks of the Federal Rules the first three volumes of a growing collection Soon you will find LII powered collections available for smartphone and tablet use As the first law site on the internet we are proud to lend our expertise to new LIIs that develop in all parts of the world Currently we are helping to build LIIs in Africa Helping Understanding The law is a complex and complicated system of knowledge that is more difficult to find and understand than it should be While we do not offer legal advice we try to develop systems that allow users from outside the legal profession to more easily access and understand the laws that govern them Our Wex Legal Encyclopedia includes hundreds of definitions and explanations of legal topics The LII Supreme Court Bulletin keeps readers apprised of all pending Supreme Court cases and alerts subscribers with the decisions as soon as they are available LII Announce is our blog that lets you know about what s new at the LII and in the world of legal information and research And if you are a law student or researcher you should try our Jureeka browser plug in that turns legal citations in web pages into direct links to the relevant item in the LII collections Exploring Technologies The LII is proud to host visiting researchers who come here to learn and perform research that will help the spread of the free law movement around the world Most recently we ve hosted visitors from Spain Finland and Serbia we have longstanding

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  • Who Pays For This | LII / Legal Information Institute
    and allow us to explore new approaches and technologies but provide no direct support for the services that we offer to the public 15 of our funding comes as direct support from Cornell Law School In addition we receive valuable administrative support and office space from the Law School and from Cornell Why this mixture Our donors and our parent institution have been very generous throughout our 20 year history but they cannot carry all the weight by themselves In 2007 we realized that if we wanted to break new ground while continuing to offer and improve the services that our audience depends on we were going to have to find ways to expand our funding base It made sense to us to take an entrepreneurial approach and that has proven successful We hope that by diversifying our revenue sources in this way we will be able to continue to operate existing services indefinitely while substantially increasing our ability to innovate This diversified approach to funding is becoming more and more common among public services that wish to provide the public with free and open access to information that is expensive to gather and disseminate People often ask us why we have this dual approach and particularly why we ask them to donate when we carry advertising A simple answer is that no single approach can at least for now provide sufficient funds to sustain us indefinitely Viewed from another perspective though such a mixed approach is nothing new Symphony orchestras have always put ads in their programs sold recordings on CD and asked for donations from those who believe that music should be available as widely as possible Like a wide variety of nonprofits we use the means we have available to do as much as we can to

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  • Contact Us | LII / Legal Information Institute
    out Give Sponsor Advertise Create Promote Join Lawyer Directory About Who We Are What We Do Who Pays For This Contact Us Contact Us How to Contact the LII Thank you for visiting the LII Please contact us through the LII Reference Desk There you can Contact the LII team about technical issues or other requests in the User Feedback forum Learn about other sources of free legal information in the Finding Legal Information forum Post a question about the website or the law in general in the Ask a Question Here forum and one the professionals in our nationwide network of law librarians will reply You can also reach the Reference Desk from any page on our website by clicking on the Help link in the banner at the bottom of each page Before you post to a forum on the Reference Desk please understand that we cannot provide legal advice or interpretations of the law Doing so would constitute the practice of law which is a licensed and regulated activity in all 50 states If you need legal advice you can find an attorney in our lawyer directory You can also get some limited assistance from our partner

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  • Get the Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
    Our Collections Stay Updated Find a Lawyer Get the Law Explore Our Legal Collections Federal law Constitution U S Code C F R Supreme Court Federal Rules State law resources State statutes by topic U C C Uniform laws World law Stay Updated on the Law Subscribe to the LII Supreme Court Bulletin Subscribe to RSS Updates when our collections are updated Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

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  • U.S. Constitution | Constitution | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
    Presidency see explanation Section 1 Election Installation Removal see explanation Section 2 Presidential Power see explanation Section 3 State of the Union Receive Ambassadors Laws Faithfully Executed Commission Officers Section 4 Impeachment see explanation Article III The Judiciary see explanation Section 1 Judicial Power Vested see explanation Section 2 Scope of Judicial Power see explanation Section 3 Treason see explanation Article IV The States see explanation Section 1 Full Faith and Credit see explanation Section 2 Privileges and Immunities Extradiction Fugitive Slaves see explanation Section 3 Admission of States see explanation Section 4 Guarantees to States see explanation Article V The Amendment Process see explanation Article VI Legal Status of the Constitution see explanation Article VII Ratification see explanation Signers Amendment I Religion Speech Press Assembly Petition 1791 see explanation Amendment II Right to Bear Arms 1791 see explanation Amendment III Quartering of Troops 1791 see explanation Amendment IV Search and Seizure 1791 see explanation Amendment V Grand Jury Double Jeopardy Self Incrimination Due Process 1791 see explanation Amendment VI Criminal Prosecutions Jury Trial Right to Confront and to Counsel 1791 see explanation Amendment VII Common Law Suits Jury Trial 1791 see explanation Amendment VIII Excess Bail or Fines Cruel and Unusual Punishment 1791 see explanation Amendment IX Non Enumerated Rights 1791 see explanation Amendment X Rights Reserved to States or People 1791 see explanation Amendment XI Suits Against a State 1795 see explanation Amendment XII Election of President and Vice President 1804 see explanation Amendment XIII Abolition of Slavery 1865 see explanation Amendment XIV Privileges and Immunities Due Process Equal Protection Apportionment of Representatives Civil War Disqualification and Debt 1868 see explanation Amendment XV Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race 1870 see explanation Amendment XVI Income Tax 1913 see explanation Amendment XVII Election of Senators 1913

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