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Introduction to Law

Law comes from the three branches of government.

  • Statutory Law is created by the Legislative Branch.
    • WI Statutes are a topical arrangement of acts passed by the WI Legislature.
    • United States Code is a topical arrangement of acts passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • Ordinances
    • Local governments may have ordinances which govern that municipality.

How Laws are Made

How Government Works

  • Federal

 

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