I sometimes wonder if something like this exists, as I like to be well educated on relevant, important topics like law. If there is no credible online source, how would you recommend one learn more about specific laws relevant to their life?
I realize there are the official government websites that have this information of archived legislature, but I was thinking something a little more user friendly when searching for laws pertaining to common daily life. Such as traffic laws, civil rights, illegal substances, etc. Perhaps summarized forms of legislature exist?
Yes and No. Certainly you can find the U.S. code and every state's code of laws on the Internet. However, there is no single site that will list every law for you. Even those of us with a law degree don't know every law and need to consult the Federal or State sites often.
If you have a desire to find a law on a specific topic, you can always start a search with your browser. The site with the answers for you will come up.
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Westlaw sells subscriptions to various online databases that organize state and federal laws and regulations. As the lawyers on this site know, those subscriptions are very pricey. Municode.com contains the local ordinances of many (but not all) cities and counties. Sometimes that site is not up to date, so consulting with a lawyer on any issue that affects you, personally, is always recommended.
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I can't think of any but I could be wrong.
Each state usual has a website with that information.
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