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CET256 Legal Aspects of Surveying: Statutes

Instructor: Brad Lyon

What is a statute?

From Wikipedia: 

A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city, or county. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy. The word is often used to distinguish law made by legislative bodies from case law, decided by courts, and regulations issued by government agencies. Statutes are sometimes referred to as legislation or "black letter law". As a source of law, statutes are considered primary authority (as opposed to secondary).

Find Statutes by Type

  • Enter a search strategy
  • Under VIEW, locate Statutes and Court Rules
  • Choose the Criminal Justice section of Nexis Uni
  • Under State and Federal Statues, select Federal
  • Enter a search strategy
  • Search Within Results for a more refined search
  • Or select the Most Cited dropdown menu
  • Select the State Materials browsing tab
  • Select Pennsylvania
  • Select Statues & Court Rules
  • Search using the top search bar which will limit you to this section, or browse statues
  • Choose the Criminal Justice section of Nexis Uni
  • Under State and Federal Statues, select a state 
  • Enter a search strategy
  • Search Within Results for a more refined search
  • Or select the Most Cited dropdown menu