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Statute

"Statutes are laws enacted by legislatures, such as the US Congress. . . . Subject only to constitutional control, they authorize promulgation of administrative regulations and can overturn or modify court decisions that themselves are sometimes concerned with statutory interpretation. In the US, both the federal government and individual states have the power to pass statutes or laws. Some laws are handled exclusively by the federal government or Congress, while others are handled exclusively by the states. Still other laws are the subject of both state and federal governance." ("Statutes: US and State Codes." Harvard Law School Library. Accessed May 10, 2018).