LESSON 2: PRIMARY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM
2.2 Legal Authority Generally
2.2.1 The Two Basic Categories of Legal Authority: (1) Primary Authority; and (2) Secondary Authority
Annotated Lecture Transcript
Okay, so there are two levels in the domestic legal system of the United States: state and federal.
Within both legal systems, the sources can be broken down into two broad categories of legal authority:
1) Primary Authority, and
2) Secondary Authority.
All of the laws or legal commentary you might encounter will fit into one of these two very general categories.
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