Duquesne University School of Law

Center for Legal Information (Law Library)


The Center provides and facilitates access to legal and law-related information resources to meet the teaching, research and study needs of the law faculty and students comprehensively and in the specialty areas, and in the areas of ethical, moral concerns and professional responsibility of the legal profession.

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The Legislative Insight Collection provides access to CIS Legislative Histories and all of the supporting primary sources. Full-text publication types associated with a legislative history include the Public Law text, all versions of enacted and related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and documents. All of these publication types can be used in court to determine the intent of Congress in enacting legislation in cases where the statutory language is ambiguous. Other full-text publication types are included in our legislative histories to provide users with background material are committee prints, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications. Presidential signing statements are also included. (Publisher summary)