Are all of the federal laws in the United States digitized and available to the public through some free ".gov" website? Is it possible to download them all into, say, PDF?

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    Office of Federal Register, although I'm not sure of an easy way to download them all in any specific format. Some laws are pretty big, so it is a lot of data you would be requesting. There is a bulk data link, a lot of what you may be after would probably be in the "Code of Federal Regulations". – Ron Beyer Jul 9 '18 at 21:34
  • Thanks @RonBeyer (+1) - just curious though: what's the difference between the content thats available at the Office of Federal Register vs Library of Congress (LOC)? – hotmeatballsoup Jul 10 '18 at 1:00

See http://uscode.house.gov/download/download.shtml to start.

But what exactly do you mean by a "law"? Lots falls under that term: do you include case law? SCOTUS decisions? Administrative policies? Read earlier Law SE question Naive approach to aggregating all US Federal Laws?


You may be interested in Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.

They have the US Constitution, the US Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court decisions, state laws, international law resources, and more, conveniently accessible from a single page.

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