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Presidential Documents Research Guide

This guide focuses on the most important Presidential documents for legal research: Executive Orders and proclamations.

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Executive Orders

Executive Orders are official documents that the President issues to manage the operations of the federal government. The text of an Executive Order first appears in the Federal Register. Beginning with Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, the text also appears in the annual edition of Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Executive Orders are also available on the web, Lexis, Westlaw, and in a comprehensive microfiche set from CIS.

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