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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

■ Federal Regulations and the States
Federal regulations and the states

Upon establishing the United States of America, architects of the fledging Republic drafted the U.S. Constitution that serves as the legal framework for the structure and source of powers of the federal government. Getting to the point of ratification—that is, enacting it after drafting it—took many compromises. The original thirteen colonies had been established under differing circumstances over the course of more than a century; each had its own laws, economy, history, and shared values.

Some of the compromises addressed the balance of power between states and the federal government. The Supremacy Clause declares that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land with regard to powers explicitly granted to the federal government. Among ...

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