LESSON 2: PRIMARY LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM
2.3 The Three Fundamental Categories of Federal Law
2.3.4 Statutory Law
Annotated Lecture Transcript
The second most powerful category of law is statutory law.
Statutory law includes the same two elements:
1) First and foremost, it includes the blackletter legal rules written in the text of duly enacted statutes passed by the United States Congress; and
2) Second, it includes all of the holdings in binding judicial decisions interpreting those statutes.
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