Public Law Question
I am looking to access a public law that is prior to the 93rd Congress. Specifically, I would like a pdf copy of Pub. L. No. 89-234. What is the best research strategy. Thank you.
The older public laws are not usually included in the popular research platforms such as Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law but are available electronically from a variety of sources. You could try using the free Congress.gov website but it only provides the text of the public laws back to 1973. The statute you are seeking is from 1965.
Alternatively, you can find this session law in the Statutes at Large set or United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN) set. We have these sets in print format at the VLS library or pdf versions are available through our subscription HeinOnline and ProQuest Congressional databases.
Here is link to the first page of the document you are seeking through HeinOnline http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.statute/sal079&size=2&collection=statute&index=statdocs943&id=943. You'll see that there is a parralell cite 79 Stat. 903.
Here is a link to the document on ProQuest Congressional HTTP://congressional.proquest.com/congressional/docview/t47.d48.12665-6_h.rp.1022?accountid=84147
If you are off campus you should access these databases by clicking through from the library's database page
Good luck with your research!