Law New

Law New is a weekly publication covering state and federal law news, court opinions, legislation, and legal trends. It also contains articles and features on current litigation issues, such as attorney-client privilege, civil procedure, evidence, pretrial & trial practice, mental health & wellness, and ethics. Litigation News is available as a web-friendly PDF and in full issue PDF form.

The people have a right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to such determinations. This right should not be thwarted by cloaking such information in secrecy or confidentiality.

When a bill is introduced in Congress, it is given a legislative number, such as H.R. (House of Representatives) or S. (Senate). The numbering is based on the order in which the bill is introduced each Congress. A bill becomes a Public Law, or Act, once it is approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate and signed by the President.

When a bill is reported out of committee, the committee staff writes a comprehensive report describing the purpose and scope of the bill. This includes a section-by-section analysis of the bill and an explanation of any changes to existing laws that would be made by the proposed law.