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Federal law is the body of law created by the federal government of a nation. Examples of federal governments include Australia, the United States of America, Canada, the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, India, and Germany. Aphorism Critical legal studies Jurisprudence Law (principle) Legal research Letter versus Spirit List of legal abbreviations Legal code Natural justice Natural law Philosophy of law Religious law External links Find more information on Law by searching one of Wikipedias sibling projects: Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School... A federal government is the common government of a federation. ... One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... A federal government is the common government of a federation. ... Soviet redirects here. ...


The United States Constitution provides for a federal government that is superior to state governments with regard to its enumerated powers. These powers include the authority to govern international affairs, the currency, and national defense. After the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment applied the Bill of Rights to state governments. Issues that arise under any legislation passed by Congress, an Executive Order of the President or a decision of federal courts persuant to the United States Constitution are governed by federal law. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... A federal government is the common government of a federation. ... A state government is the government of a subnational entity in nation-states with federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal government or national government. ... For more information on international affairs, see one of the following links: Diplomacy Foreign affairs International relations This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Any activity or effort performed to protect a nation against attack or other threats. ... A civil war is a war in which the competing parties are segments of the same country or empire. ... Amendment XIV (the Fourteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution is one of the post-Civil War amendments and includes the due process and equal protection clauses. ... The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. ... A state government is the government of a subnational entity in nation-states with federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal government or national government. ... Legislation refers to the process of enacting statutory laws, or to the set of statutory laws in a state. ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... An executive order is an edict issued by a member of the executive branch of a government, usually the head of that branch. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... The term federal court, when used by itself, can refer to: Any court of the national government in a country that has a federal system such as that of the United States (United States federal courts) or Mexico In some countries, a particular court, for example, the Federal Court of... The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...


The Supreme Court of the United States has the final authority to interpret the Constitution and makes final decisions regarding all federal laws. U.S. Federal laws are codified in the United States Code. The UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) is a body of federal law overlooked by most other definitions. Seal of the Supreme Court Scotus redirects here. ... The United States Code (U.S.C.) is a compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal Law of the United States. ...


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Employment Law for Federal Employees (1080 words)
Federal employees who become disabled from performing their regular job, whether or not due to on-the-job injuries, may be eligible for disability retirement.
The law prohibits discrimination in employment that is based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, or reprisal for prior EEO activity.
Federal employees must first seek EEO counseling at the office where they work, and then go through a "formal" EEO complaint process at their employing agency.
Federal law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (178 words)
Federal law is the body of law created by the federal government of a nation.
The United States Constitution provides for a federal government that is superior to state governments with regard to its enumerated powers.
Issues that arise under any legislation passed by Congress, an Executive Order of the President or a decision of federal courts persuant to the United States Constitution are governed by federal law.
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