Statutes are created by the legislative branch of government, and are primary authority. Statutes are published initially as slip laws, posted to the legislature's website, and bound into session law volumes at the close of the legislative session. The laws are then organized into a code, which is a subject organization of statutory law in force at the time code was created. Researchers use annotated codes for research. Federal statutes are published in the United States Statutes at Large and codified in the United States Code, which is the official codification for federal statutes.
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