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Natural resources

natural resources law: an overview

Natural resources, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 C.F.R.), encompass land, fish, wildlife, biota, air, water, ground water, drinking water supplies, and other such resources belonging to, managed by, held in trust by, appertaining to, or otherwise controlled by the United States, any State or local government, or any foreign government.

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Media

media law: an overview

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Land use

land use law: an overview

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Hotels and restaurants

hotel and restaurant law: an overview

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  • Various sections of the following titles (as well as others) of the Code of Federal Regulations affect operation of thehotel and restaurant industries:

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Food and drug law

food and drug law: an overview

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Energy

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Communications

communications law: an overview

Communications law is concerned with the regulation of radio and TV broadcasting to ensure satisfactory service and to prevent chaos. The federal government has largely governed broadcasting because by its nature broadcasting transcends state boundaries.

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  • Code of Federal Regulations: 47 C.F.R. - Telecommunication

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Banking

banking: an overview

Banks and bank accounts are regulated by both state and federal statutes. Bank accounts may be established by national and state chartered banks and savings associations. All are regulated by the law under which they were established.

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  • Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulationscontains federal agency regulations that concern banks and banking.
    • Chapter I of that title contains regulations promulgated by the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.
    • Chapter II, regulations governing the Federal Reserve System.
    • Chapter III, the regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    • Chapter V, the regulations of the Office of Thrift Supervision of the Department of the Treasury.
    • Other chapters contain contains the regulations of the Export-Import Bank, Farm Credit Administration, Natural Credit Union Administration, Federal Financing Bank, Federal Finance Institutions Examination Council, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: Ann Graham et al., Banking Law, Matthew Bender Inc. and Company, New York, NY (1981, with updates)

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Admiralty

admiralty: an overview

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: John Maher et al., Maritime Litigation, Michie, Charlottesville, Va (1994)

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Agriculture

agriculture: an overview

Agriculture includes soil preparation, seed planting, crop harvesting, gardening, horticulture, viticulture, apiculture (bee-raising), dairying, poultry, and ranching. Generally, laws grouped under the heading "agricultural law" relate to the production of the fruits of these activities as they are carried out in a commercial setting.

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