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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the main government agency that processes immigration applications in the United States. USCIS is one of many agencies involved in immigration governance and falls under the...

United States Code

Federal statutes enacted by Congress and signed by the President (or passed over the President's veto) are compiled into the United States Code (U.S.C.). The U.S. Code, organized by topics into a series of titles, numbered from 1 (General...

United States Copyright Office

The Copyright Office serves as the main administrator of copyrights in the United States; organized as a department of the Library of Congress. Individuals who create a work eligible for a copyright can automatically be legally protected from...

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF)

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF) is a federal appellate court which exercises exclusive and worldwide jurisdiction over active members of the armed forces subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The USCAAF...

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is a federal appellate court which has exclusive national jurisdiction to review decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA).

The Court was created under Article I of...

United States district courts

The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Congress and the U.S. Constitution limit these courts; and within these limits, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal...

United States Marshals Service (USMS)

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a Department of Justice federal law enforcement agency charged with ensuring the effective operation of the federal judiciary. The President appoints a U.S. Marshal for each federal district....

United States Munitions List

The United States Munitions List is a list of defense articles, services and related technical data designated as such by the federal government. These defense items are controlled by the Arms Export Control Act. The List is divided into...

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering U.S. trademarks. The USPTO is the sole entity capable of granting patents and trademarks legally recognized in...

United States v. Darby

United States v. Darby is a Supreme Court of the United States case that revolves around the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and issues of federalism. Congress set out federal standards for employment conditions, specifically...

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