LESSON 2: PRIMARY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM
2.3 The Three Fundamental Categories of Federal Law
2.3.3 Constitutional Law
Annotated Lecture Transcript
The first and most powerful category of law is constitutional law.
This category includes 2 things:
1) The blackletter legal rules written in the text of the United States Constitution; and
2) The holdings in binding judicial decisions interpreting those rules.
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