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ccjThe LA Law Library is proud to support the California Consumer Justice Coalition in providing assistance to people at risk of foreclosure or facing other consumer debt issues. This section of the LA Law Library website provides information and resources that will help you learn more about a wide range of legal issues, including foreclosure, debt collection, landlord-tenant issues, problems with money, suing someone or being sued. For additional information on the resources and services available at the LA Law Library, click here to visit the rest of our site.

 

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Foreclosure

Web link Overview of Foreclosures - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

PDF Document Tenants' Rights in Foreclosed on Properties - Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Web link Foreclosure Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

Web link Foreclosure Prevention - LawHelpCalifornia

 

Sued by a Credit Card Company

 Problems with Money - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Collection of Credit Card Debt - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 How to Respond to a Credit Card Case - Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Consumer & Small Claims - LawHelpCalifornia

 What Can I do if I Can't Pay my Debts? - State Bar of California Pamphlet

 Lawsuits From the Defendant's Point of View: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 8.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

Paying/Failure to Pay the Judgment

 Paying the Judgment - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Requesting Installment Payments - Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Are You Judgment Proof? - Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Ask the Court to Stop or Reduce a Bank Levy - Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Ask the Court to Stop or Reduce Wage Garnishment - Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Exemptions from Enforcement of Judgment - Sacramento County Public Law Library

Collecting Money When You Win a Lawsuit

 Collecting the Judgment - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Enforcement of Judgments - Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Collecting and Ressisting Court Judgments - Research Guides - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Get Information about the Debtor's Assets - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Sample Questions to Ask a Debtor - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Ways to Collect from the Debtor - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Discover the Judgment Debtor's Assets - Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Adding Costs and Interest to a Judgment - Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

Collect Your Judgment from the Debtor's Paycheck - Step-by-Step guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment - Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 

For Tenants

Web link Guide to Evictions for Tenants - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

Web link Eviction Forms - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

Web link Landlord/Tenant: For Tenants - Virtual Self Help Law Center (Contra Costa County)

Web link What Should I Know Before I Rent? - State Bar of California Pamphlet

Web link Landlord Tenant Issues - LawHelpCalifornia

Web link Evictions Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

Web link Eviction - Virtual Self-Help Law Center (Contra Costa County)

Web link Tenants' Rights Legal Clinic - Coalition for Economic Survival

Web link Housing Rights Center

Web link Evictions: California Tenants' Rights, Chapter 14.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 

Security Deposits

Web link Overview of Security Deposits - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

Web link Demand Letter Asking Landlord to Return Security Deposit - California Courts Online Self Help Center 

Web link Security Deposits and Last Month's Rent: California Tenants' Rights, Chapter 13.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 

General Information

 Court Basics -California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Before You File Your Case - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Filing Papers in Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Sample Pleading Paper - Los Angeles County Superior Court (Click here, then click ‘Open’)

 Sample Pleading Paper - Central Disctrict of California (Click here, then click ‘Open’)

 Sample Pleading Paper - Blank 28-lined Pleading Paper (Click here, then click ‘Open’)

 Basics of Court Forms - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Fee Waivers - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Service of Process - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Discovery - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Going to Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Court Interpreters - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 How Courts Work - Virtual Self-Help Law Center (Contra Costa County)

 Understanding Court Processes - Virtual Self-Help Law Center (Contra Costa County)

 Researching the Law - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Resolving Your Dispute Out of Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Is This Book for You? (Win Your Lawsuit,  Chapter 1.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Do You Have a Good Case? Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 2.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Can’t We Settle Somehow? Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 3.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 You’re Thinking of Filing a Lawsuit? Presentation on what you need to know before you file a lawsuit. San Mateo County Superior Court

Starting a Lawsuit

 Time Period for Starting (Filing) Lawsuits -Virtual Self-Help Law Center Contra Costa County 

 File your Lawsuit in the Right Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Cases for $10,000 or Less - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Cases for $25,000 or Less - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Cases for over $25,000 - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Suing Someone - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Filing a Lawsuit Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Request a Default Judgment from the Clerk Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Request a Default Judgment from the Court Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Deciding Where and Whom to Sue: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 4.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Filing the Complaint: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 5.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Filing the Papers: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 6.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Serving the Papers on the Defendants: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 7. Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 If Defendant Doesn't Respond: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 9.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

  I Have a Case in Court, Now What?: Presentation on what you need to know once you have a case in court.  San Mateo County Superior Court

 Lawsuits from the Defendant's Point of View: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 8.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

I Have Been Sued

 Being Sued - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Responding to a Breach of Contract Lawsuit Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Responding to a Lawsuit Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library 

 Copying, Assembling and Serving an Answer Step-by-Step Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Legal Defenses to a Lawsuit Research Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Set Aside a Default Judgment Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

Filing and Opposing Motions

 Motions in a Court Case - Virtual Self-Help Law Center (Contra Costa County)

 Writing and Scheduling Motions Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 The Opposition Gets Nasty: Summary Judgment and Other Motions: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 11.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

Before the Trial

 Case Management Conference - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Case Management Statement Step-by-Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Preparing the Evidence (Discovery) - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Getting Evidence for Court Pamphlet - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Resolving your Dispute Out of Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Prepare for Trial - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Going to Court - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Business Records Subpoena Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Motion for Relief from Admissions Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Motion to Compel Discovery Responses Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Discovery: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 10.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Moving Your Case to Arbitration and Trial: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 12.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Preparing for Trial or Arbitration: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter13.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Nolo's Deposition Handbook.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

Trial

 What will Happen at the Trial - California Courts Online Self-Help Center

 Motion to Continue Trial Step by Step Guide - Sacramento County Public Law Library

 Trial Before a Judge: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 14.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

 Trial Before a Jury: Win Your Lawsuit, Chapter 15.  Nolo Press. (Click here, then click ‘PDF Full Text’)

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FEBRUARY 5, 2008 | JUNE 3, 2008 | NOVEMBER 4, 2008

February 5, 2008

Voter Information Guide | Voter Results
Proposition and SummaryPassedCitation

91 pdf

Transportation Funds
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

No

Art. XIX § 6; Art. XIXA § 1; Art. XIXB § 1; Art. XIXC § 1.

Prohibits certain motor vehicle fuel sales and use taxes, that are earmarked for the Transportation Investment Fund, from being retained in the General Fund. Currently such taxes may be retained if Governor issues a proclamation, a special statute is enacted by a 2/3 vote of the Legislature, repayment occurs within three years, and certain other conditions are met. Requires repayment by 6/30/17 of such vehicle fuel taxes retained in General Fund from 7/1/03 to 6/30/08. Currently repayment is generally required by 6/30/16. Changes how and when General Fund borrowing of certain transportation funds is allowed.

92 pdf

Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees
Constitutional Amendment and Statute

No

Art. VII § 4; Art. IX §§ 17, 18, 19; Art. XVI § 8; Educ. §§ 41210 etc. (too many to list here).

Establishes in state constitution a system of independent public community college districts and Board of Governors. Generally, requires minimum levels of state funding for school districts and community college districts to be calculated separately, using different criteria and separately appropriated. Allocates 10.46 percent of current Proposition 98 school funding maintenance factor to community colleges. Sets community college fees at $15/unit per semester; limits future fee increases. Provides formula for allocation by Legislature to community college districts that would not otherwise receive general fund revenues through community college apportionment.

93 pdf

Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

No

Art. IV § 2; Art. XX § 7.

Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. Allows a person to serve a total of 12 years either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both. Provides a transition period to allow current members to serve a total of 12 consecutive years in the house in which they are currently serving, regardless of any prior service in another house.

94 pdf

Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact: Pechanga

Yes

Gov. § 12012.49.

Ratifies amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians; amendment would permit tribe to operate 5,500 additional slot machines; Omits certain projects from scope of California Environmental Quality Act; amendment provides for Tribal Environmental Impact Report and intergovernmental procedure to address environmental impact; Revenue paid by tribe to be deposited into General Fund; tribe would make $42,500,000 annual payment and pay percentage of revenue generated from the additional slot machines to the state.

95 pdf

Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact: Morongo

Yes

Gov. § 12012.48.

Ratifies amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Morongo Band of Mission Indians; amendment would permit tribe to operate 5,500 additional slot machines; Omits certain projects from scope of California Environmental Quality Act; amendment provides for Tribal Environmental Impact Report and intergovernmental procedure to address environmental impact; Revenue paid by tribe to be deposited into General Fund; amendment requires tribe to make $36,700,000 annual payment and pay percentage of revenue generated from additional slot machines to the state.

96 pdf

Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact: Sycuan

Yes

Gov. § 12012.51.

Ratifies amendment to existing gaming compact between state and Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; amendment would permit tribe to operate 3,000 additional slot machines; Omits certain projects from scope of California Environmental Quality Act; amendment provides for Tribal Environmental Impact Report and intergovernmental procedure to address environmental impact; Specifies where revenue paid by tribe pursuant to amendment deposited; amendment requires tribe to make $20,000,000 annual payment and pay percentage of revenue generated from the additional slot machines to the state.

97 pdf

Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact: Agua Caliente

Yes

Gov. § 12012.46.

Ratifies amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians; amendment would permit tribe to operate 3,000 additional slot machines; Omits certain projects from scope of California Environmental Quality Act; amendment provides for Tribal Environmental Impact Report and intergovernmental procedure to address environmental impact; Revenue paid by tribe to be deposited in General Fund; tribe would make $23,400,000 annual payment and pay percentage of revenue generated from the additional slot machines to the state.

June 3, 2008

Voter Information Guide | Voter Results
Proposition and SummaryPassedCitation

98 pdf

Eminent Domain. Limits on Government Authority
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

No

Const. Art. I, §19
  • Bars state and local governments from taking or damaging private property for private uses.
  • Prohibits rent control and similar measures.
  • Prohibits deference to government in takings cases.
  • Defines “just compensation.”
  • Requires an award of attorneys fees and costs if a property owner obtains a judgment for more than the amount offered by the government.
  • Requires government to offer to original owner of condemned property the right to repurchase property at condemned price when property is put to substantially different use than was publicly stated.

99 pdf

Eminent Domain. Limits on Government Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

Yes

Const. Art. I, §19
  • Bars state and local governments from using eminent domain to acquire an owner-occupied residence, as defined, for conveyance to a private person or business entity.
  • Creates exceptions for public work or improvement, public health and safety protection, and crime prevention.

November 4, 2008

Voter Information Guide | Voter Results
Proposition and SummaryPassedCitation

1A pdf

Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act

Yes

Sts & Hwys. §§ 2704-2704.21
  • Provides long-distance commuters with a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices.
  • Reduces traffic congestion on the state’s highways and at the state’s airports.
  • Reduces California’s dependence on foreign oil.
  • Reduces air pollution and global warming greenhouse gases.
  • Establishes a clean, efficient 220 MPH transportation system.
  • Improves existing passenger rail lines serving the state’s major population centers.
  • Provides for California’s growing population.
  • Provides for a bond issue of $9.95 billion to establish high-speed train service linking Southern California counties, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Provides that at least 90% of these bond funds shall be spent for specific construction projects, with private and public matching funds required, including, but not limited to, federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, and local funds.
  • Requires that use of all bond funds is subject to independent audits.
  • Appropriates money from the General Fund to pay bond principal and interest.

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Standards for Confining Farm Animals .
Initiative Statute

Yes

H & S §§  25990 – 25994
  • Requires that calves raised for veal, egg-laying hens and pregnant pigs be confined only in ways that allow these animals to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely.
  • Exceptions made for transportation, rodeos, fairs, 4-H programs, lawful slaughter, research and veterinary purposes.
  • Provides misdemeanor penalties, including a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment in jail for up to 180 days.

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Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program
Initiative Statute

Yes

H & S §§ 1179.50-1179.72
  • Authorizes $980,000,000 in bonds, to be repaid from state’s General Fund, to fund the construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of children’s hospitals.
  • Designates that 80 percent of bond proceeds go to hospitals that focus on children with illnesses such as leukemia, cancer, heart defects, diabetes, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis.
  • Requires that qualifying children’s hospitals provide comprehensive services to a high volume of children eligible for governmental programs and meet other requirements.
  • Designates that 20 percent of bond proceeds go to University of California general acute care hospitals.

4 pdf

Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy.
Initiative Constitutional Amendment

No

Const. Art. I § 32
  • Changes California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Permits notification to certain adult relatives if doctor reports parent to law enforcement or Child Protective Services.
  • Provides notification exceptions for medical emergency or parental waiver.
  • Permits courts to waive notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests.
  • Mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors.
  • Authorizes damages against physicians for violation.
  • Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with exceptions.

5 pdf

Nonviolent Drug Offenses. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation
Initiative Statute

No

Pen. §§ 1210.1-1210.05, 5050, 6026.01-6026.02, 6032, 6050.1, 6126.01 & multiple sections of Other codes
  • Allocates $460,000,000 annually to improve and expand treatment programs for persons convicted of drug and other offenses.
  • Limits court authority to incarcerate offenders who commit certain drug crimes, break drug treatment rules or violate parole.
  • Substantially shortens parole for certain drug offenses; increases parole for serious and violent felonies.
  • Divides Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation authority between two Secretaries, one with six year fixed term and one serving at pleasure of Governor. Provides five year fixed terms for deputy secretaries.
  • Creates 19 member board to direct parole and rehabilitation policy.

6 pdf

Police and Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties and Laws
Initiative Statute

No

Pen  §§  32, 665, 136.1, 1464, 14027, 14260, 11166.6, & various sections of Evid, Gov., Veh, & W&I Codes.
  • Requires minimum of $965,000,000 each year to be allocated from state General Fund for police, sheriffs, district attorneys, adult probation, jails and juvenile probation facilities. Some of this funding will increase in following years according to California Consumer Price Index.
  • Makes approximately 30 revisions to California criminal law, many of which cover gang-related offenses. Revisions create multiple new crimes and additional penalties, some with the potential for new life sentences.
  • Increases penalties for violating a gang-related injunction and for felons carrying guns under certain conditions.

7 pdf

Renewable Energy Generation
Initiative Statute

No

Pub. Util. §§  387, 399.11-399.15, 399.25, 1001, Pub. Res. § § 25107-25110, 25137, 25502, 25517, 25522, 25531, 25540, 25541 & multiple other sections of the Pub. Res. Code.
  • Requires utilities, including government-owned utilities, to generate 20% of their power from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable only to private electrical corporations.
  • Raises requirement for utilities to 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025.
  • Imposes penalties, subject to waiver, for noncompliance.
  • Transfers some jurisdiction of regulatory matters from Public Utilities Commission to Energy Commission.
  • Fast-tracks approval for new renewable energy plants.
  • Requires utilities to sign longer contracts (20 year minimum) to procure renewable energy.
  • Creates account to purchase rights-of-way and facilities for the transmission of renewable energy.

8 pdf

Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
Initiative Constitutional Amendment
Yes
Const. Art. I, § 7.5
  • Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.
  • Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
9 pdf Criminal Justice System. Victim's Rights. Parole.
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
Yes
Const. Art. I § 28, Pen. §§679.026, 3041.5, 3043-3044.
  • Requires notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole.
  • Establishes victim safety as consideration in determining bail or release on parole.
  • Increases the number of people permitted to attend and testify on behalf of victims at parole hearings.
  • Reduces the number of parole hearings to which prisoners are entitled.
  • Requires that victims receive written notification of their constitutional rights.
  • Establishes timelines and procedures concerning parole revocation hearings.
10 pdf Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy Bonds.
Initiative Statute
No
Pub. Res. §§ 26410-26437
  • Provides $3.425 billion to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy or alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas vehicles, and to fund research into alternative fuel technology.
  • Provides $1.25 billion for research, development and production of renewable energy technology, primarily solar energy with additional funding for other forms of renewable energy; incentives for purchasing solar and renewable energy technology.
  • Provides grants to cities for renewable energy projects and to colleges for training in renewable and energy efficiency technologies.
  • Total funding provided is $5 billion from general obligation bonds.
11 pdf Redistricting.
Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
Yes
Const. Art. XXI title change & §§ 3.2-.3.4
  • Changes authority for establishing Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization district boundaries from elected representatives to 14 member commission.
  • Requires government auditors to select 60 registered voters from applicant pool. Permits legislative leaders to reduce pool, then the auditors pick eight commission members by lottery, and those commissioners pick six additional members for 14 total.
  • Requires commission of five Democrats, five Republicans and four of neither party. Commission shall hire lawyers and consultants as needed.
  • For approval, district boundaries need votes from three Democratic commissioners, three Republican commissioners and three commissioners from neither party.
12 pdf Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Yes
Mil. & Vet. §§ 988.400 – 988.414
  • This act provides for a bond issue of nine hundred million dollars ($900,000,000) to provide loans to California veterans to purchase farms and homes.
  • Appropriates money from the state General Fund to pay off the bonds, if loan payments from participating veterans are insufficient for that purpose.
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New Westlaw search interface includes state and federal cases and statutes, jury verdicts, court filings, trial court documents, and secondary sources

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American FactFinder

C 3.300:

HA181 A44

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

GP 3.39:

JK40 .B46

Budget of the United States Government

PREX 2.8:

HJ2050 .U55

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

PREX 2.20:

Ref HC110.P63 C38

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

GP 3.88-9:

Z1223 .C38

Census of Population and Housing: Population & Housing Unit Counts (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-3)

C 3.223/5:

LA Law Library holds parts:  HA201.12 .U15

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population & Housing Characteristics (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-1)

C 3.223/18:

LA Law Library holds parts:  HA201.12 .U15

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics (all states, U.S. Summary, and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-2)

C 3.223/23:

LA Law Library holds parts:  HA201.12 .U15

Census of Population and Housing: Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics (Island Areas) (Series PHC-4)

C 3.223/23-2:

LA Law Library holds parts:  HA201.12 .U15

Code of Federal Regulations

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KF70 .A3 C635

Congressional Directory

Y 4.P 93/1:1

JK1012 .U58

Congressional Record (daily)

X 1.1/A:

KF35 .U55

Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

Y 1.1/3:

KF4527 .U54 1996

County and City Data Book

C 3.134/2:C 82/2/date

HA202 .C68

Economic Indicators

Y 4.EC 7:EC 7

HC101 .E36

Economic Report of the President

PR 43.9:

KF6221.A56 U55

Federal Register (daily)

AE 2.106:

KF70 .A2

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970* Bicentennial ed. -
PDF
Part 1 and PDF Part 2

C 3.134/2:H 62/970

HA202 .U55 1975

Occupational Outlook Handbook

L 2.3/4:

HF5382.5.U5 O32

Public Papers of the President

AE 2.114:

J80 .U55a

Sales Product Catalog
(US Government Online Bookstore)

GP 3.22/3:

KF50 .U53

Slip Laws (public and private laws)

AE 2.110:

KF3649 .S622

Social Security Handbook

SA 1.8/3:

KF3649 .S622

Statistical Abstract of the United States**

C 3.134:

HA202 .S86

Statutes at Large

AE 2.111:

KF50 .U5

Subject Bibliographies

GP 3.22/2:

 

United States Code

Y 1.2/5:

KF62 1994

United States Government Manual

AE 2.108/2:

JK421 .A3

United States Reports

JU 6.8:

KF101 .A212

USA Counties**

C 3.134/6:

HA202 .U83

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

AE 2.109:

J80 .U55b


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