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This is a step-by-step guide for locating or compiling the legislative history of federal statutes. Read the General Introduction below and then follow the steps. To track a bill in the current Congress, go to the Bill Tracking tab.
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Law Review Articles

Charles, Tiefer, "The Reconceptualization of Legislative History in the Supreme Court," 2000 Wisconsin Law Review 205.

Adrian, Vermeule, "Legislative History and the Limits of Judicial Competence: The Untold Story of Holy Trinity Church," 50 Stanford Law Review 1833 (1998)

Stephen Breyer, "On the Uses of Legislative History in Interpreting Statues, 65 S. Cal. L. Rev. 845 (1992)

W. David Slawson, "Legislative History and the Need to Bring Statutory Interpretation under the Rule of Law," 44 Standord Law Review 308 (1992)

Joan Biskupic, "Scalia Takes a Narrow View in Seeking Congress' Will," 48 Congressional Quarterly 913 (1990)



Bank One Chicago v. Midwest Bank & Trust Company, 516 U.S. 264 (1995)

Marvin v. Housing Authority of Jacksonville, 133 Fla. 590 (1938)


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