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Legal Research for UNT Students

Resources for students new to legal research

What are Agency Rules and Regulations?

When Congress decides to regulate in a certain area, it will enact a statute which delegates the power to issue specific rules and regulations to an administrative agency that specializes in that area. In other words, when a law is passed by Congress, the law authorizes executive agencies to promulgate rules that interpret and fill in the administrative details of that law. These regulations have the force and effect of law.

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