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Administrative Law: Presidential Documents


Accessing Presidential Documents

Presidential documents include executive orders, proclamations, and speeches.  Executive orders and proclamations can be found in the Federal Register as well as under Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. A convenient place to find these documents is the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. 


The Weekly Compilations is available from several electronic sources as well as in print:

Hein Online Presidential Library (1965 to January 2009), 

FDsys (1992 to present), and  

WestLaw (1936 to present). 


See also:

Administrative Decisions and Other Actions (from University of Virginia Library) 

Executive Orders (from the National Archives)

Presidential Orders (from the White House)