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Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Clean Air Act (CAA) U.S.C. Title 42, Chapter 85

A part of Environmental Law, the CAA is a massive piece of legislation from the 1970s, that promulgates uniform national standards for a wide range of air pollutants and sources, through a...

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Clean Water Act (CWA) 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)

A part of Environmental Law, the CWA uses two methods to protect the quality of water, both monitoring the water quality, and controlling discharge from point sources.

Water Quality


Co-operative (Co-op)

A form of business organization. Though generally a creature of state law, some federal laws apply to some co-ops as well. Co-ops differ from corporations and other business organizations both in their essentially democratic nature and in that their...

Code of Federal Regulations

See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Collective Bargaining


Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between an employer and a union comprised of workers to create an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment.


The result of collective...

Collective Mark


A type of trademark used by members of a collective, association, or other organization to indicate membership and/or to distinguish the goods and services of members from those of non-members.


A collective mark is a type of...

Commander in Chief Powers

Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that "[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual...

Commerce Clause


The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.

Congress has...

Commercial Law

commercial law: an overview

Commercial law governs the broad areas of business, commerce, and consumer transactions. Specific law has developed in a number of commercial fields. These include:

BankingBankruptcyConsumer creditContractsDebtor and...


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...