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LESSON 2: PRIMARY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM


2.3 The Three Fundamental Categories of Federal Law


2.3.2 The 3 Categories of Primary Legal Authority: (1) Constitutional Law; (2) Statutory Law; and (3) Administrative Law


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2.3.2 The 3 Categories of Primary Legal Authority: (1) Constitutional Law; (2) Statutory Law; and (3) Administrative Law

These 4 sources can be condensed into just 3 fundamental categories because the first 3 of these sources are blackletter law and the 4th source—judicial opinions—apply to interpret all 3 of them.

As a result, in this course, and in later courses, I break down my legal discussion into 3 categories that cover all primary authority.

These 3 categories are:

1)      Constitutional Law;

2)     Statutory Law; and

3)     Administrative Law.

 

All federal law fits into these 3 simple categories.

I also always discuss these 3 categories in order of priority.

1)      First, I talk about constitutional law;

2)     Second, I talk about statutory law; then

3)     Third, I talk about administrative law.

 

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