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IntelligenceLaw.com Creative Commons Course Book Series

The IntelligenceLaw.com Creative Commons Course Book Series is a set of free ebooks for students and practitioners of American law.

These free study publications fall into two general categories:

    1. Primary Authority Supplements; and
    2. Secondary Authority Course Books.

 

NEW!
2013 Editions Now Available

On January 1, 2013, we released fully updated and expanded second editions of all of our primary authority supplements for US intelligence law, federal criminal law, and federal criminal procedure.

These enhanced second editions contain thousands of pages of new content, historical citations, and official background references not contained in the first editions. In addition, all statutes and administrative regulations are updated to reflect changes to the law made by Congress, the President, or the controlling administrative agencies since the first edition of each supplement was published.

Download your free copy of all 6 supplements below.

 

Publication List

Primary Authority Supplements

Secondary Authority Course Books

 


Primary Authority Supplements

Due to the paucity of judicial opinions addressing the many legal issues raised by domestic intelligence activities in the United States, most of the courses on IntelligenceLaw.com focus primarily on the text of the US Constitution, statutes enacted by Congress, and internal administrative rules promulgated by intelligence agencies or the President.

To facilitate independent study of the primary legal sources governing US intelligence activities affecting United States persons, IntelligenceLaw.com produces a series of free statutory supplements containing most of the codified legal provisions relevant to intelligence agency operations.

These supplements are structured according to the 3 basic categories of law in the federal legal system of the United States:

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Statutory Law; and
  3. Administrative Law.

In addition, we also publish a full legal glossary containing hundreds of statutory and administrative law definitions of terms relevant to US intelligence law and national security.

 

 


Intelligence Law Supplements

Constitutional Law and IntelligenceUS Intelligence Law: Constitutional Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 49 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Online Edition: website
  • Dedication: This intelligence law supplement is dedicated to the Federation of American Scientists [www.fas.org]

 

 

 


Statutory Intelligence LawUS Intelligence Law: Statutory Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 1876 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Online Edition: website
  • Dedication: This intelligence law supplement is dedicated to the National Security Archive at George Washington University [www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/]
  • Description: This 1876-page digital desk reference contains virtually all codified statutes governing the conduct of US intelligence agencies.
  • Second Edition Enhancements: This updated and expanded second edition contains hundreds of pages of historical citations and official reference notes not included in the first edition.
  • Currency: The text of the US Code sections and all historical references contained in the second edition of this supplement are current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

 

 

 


Administrative Intelligence LawUS Intelligence Law: Administrative Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 1366 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Online Edition: website
  • Dedication: This intelligence law supplement is dedicated to the Center for Democracy & Technology and OpenCRS.com [www.cdt.org & http://opencrs.com]
  • Description: This 1366-page digital desk reference contains executive orders, agency regulations, non-legislative rules, and court rules relevant to intelligence operations.
  • Second Edition Enhancements: This updated and expanded second edition contains over 1100 pages of new administrative laws not contained in the first edition.
  • Currency: The Code of Federal Regulations sections and historical references contained in the second edition of this supplement are current through July 1, 2011.

 

 


Intelligence Law GlossaryUS Intelligence Law: Legal Glossary (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 570 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Online Edition: website
  • Dedication: This intelligence law supplement is dedicated to Cryptome.org [www.cryptome.org]
  • Description: This 570-page intelligence law glossary contains legal definitions of terms relevant to US intelligence operations and national security law.
  • Second Edition Enhancements: This expanded second edition contains over 300 pages of new definitions and sources not contained in the first edition.

 


Federal Criminal Law and Procedure Supplements

Federal Criminal Law SupplementFederal Criminal Law: Statutory Supplement (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 1820 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Dedication: This free intelligence law supplement is dedicated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund [http://naacpldf.org].
  • Description: This 1820-page digital desk reference contains selected provisions from United States Code Title 18: Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
  • Second Edition Enhancements: This updated and expanded second edition contains over 1000 pages of updated statutes, new historical citations, and official reference notes not included in the first edition.
  • Currency: The laws and historical references contained in the second edition of this supplement are current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

 

 

 


Federal Criminal Procedure SupplementFederal Criminal Procedure: Statutory Supplement (2nd Edition 2013)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 1316 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Description: website
  • Description: This 1316-page digital desk reference contains constitutional provisions, codified statutes, and judicial rules relevant to federal criminal procedure in the United States.
  • Second Edition Enhancements: This updated and expanded second edition contains over 800 pages of updated statutes, new historical citations, and official reference notes not included in the first edition.
  • Currency: The laws and historical references contained in the second edition of this supplement are current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

 

 

 


Secondary Authority Course Books

While our Primary Authority Supplements do contain the text of most laws governing the fields in question, these raw statements of the law can be ambiguous and even misleading to lawyers unfamiliar with the historical context within which each law was enacted or promulgated. In addition, it is essential for lawyers to know how courts and agency decision makers have applied each law in practice in order to understand how the law will be applied in the future.

In order to provide students and practitioners with the background necessary to understand the laws contained in our Primary Authority Supplements, we also publish a companion series of Secondary Authority Course Books. These course books contain expert-level analytical reports related to the governing laws and the various legal topics that arise in practice. Each report was produced originally for members of Congress by the legislative attorneys and subject matter experts at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the United States Library of Congress. CRS reports are among the finest legal research tools available for any federal statutory law issue because of the exceptional quality and impartiality of CRS analysts.

CRS reports are what Members of Congress study when they need to understand a complex legal issue they encounter as federal lawmakers. CRS Reports are therefore the ideal study aid for any student or practitioner who is seeking to understand these legal issues with the same degree of expertise.

 


Intelligence Law Course Books

Introduction to Legal Sources in US Intelligence LawCreative Commons Course Book for Course I: Introduction to Legal Sources in U.S. Intelligence Law (1st Edition 2010)

 

 

 


Statutory Intelligence Law CoursebookCreative Commons Course Book for Course III: Statutory Law and Intelligence (1st Edition 2011)

  • Editor: David Alan Jordan
  • Cost: Free
  • Length: 2170 Pages
  • Download: pdf
  • Online Version: website
  • Copyleft Notice: This document is in the public domain. No rights reserved.
  • Dedication: This free intelligence law course book is dedicated to the American Civil Liberties Union [www.aclu.org].
  • Prior Version Dedication: The first edition of this course book was produced for a future course entitled "U.S. Intelligence Law for American Journalists." That version is dedicated to the Committee to Protect Journalists [http://cpj.org]
  • Description: At 2170 pages, this volume is our most substantial secondary authority course book relevant to US intelligence law. This large compendium is intended to be used as a secondary source companion to our primary source US Intelligence Law: Statutory Supplement. The CRS reports contained in this secondary authority course book are organized to correspond with the relevant US Code sections to which they pertain. This organization is intended to enable users to find relevant secondary analysis quickly when trying to augment their understanding of particular sections of the US Code.

 

 

Intelligence Law Books

Free Primary Authority Supplements and Secondary Authority Course Books for Law Students

Constitutional Law
Supplement
Statutory Law
Supplement
Administrative Law
Supplement
Intelligence Law
Glossary
Course Book 1:
Introduction to Legal Sources
Course Book 2:
Constitutional Law and Intelligence
Course Book 3:
Statutory Law and Intelligence

Constitutional Law and Intelligence

US Intelligence Law: Constitutional Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013) (pdf)

 

Intelligence Statutes

US Intelligence Law: Statutory Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013) (pdf)

 

Intelligence Regulations

US Intelligence Law: Administrative Law Supplement (2nd Edition 2013) (pdf)

 

National Security Law Dictionary

US Intelligence Law: Legal Glossary (2nd Edition 2013) (pdf)

 

Free Introduction to the Law

Creative Commons Course Book for Course I: Introduction to Legal Sources in U.S. Intelligence Law (1st Edition 2010) (pdf)

 

Free Constitutional Law Analysis

Creative Commons Course Book for Course II: Constitutional Law and Intelligence (forthcoming)

 

Free National Security Law Book

Creative Commons Course Book for Course III: Statutory Law and Intelligence (1st Edition 2011) (pdf)