Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Know the Law

There are 44 cities in the state of Alabama with published municipal codes, free for all to view. Selma isn't one of them. If you would like a copy of the Selma Code, one is available from the Municipal Code Corporation for $338.86. A .PDF version is also available for download at a cost of $288.03. If you have the time, a worn, dog-eared leatherette copy of the Selma Municipal Code is kept at the Selma/Dallas County Public Library. Library hours are typically 9am to 5pm, Monday-Saturday.

The Code of Alabama is available online here: Code of Alabama.

The US Code can be read at the Cornell University Law School website, or downloaded directly from the US House website: US Code.

A copy of the Alabama Constitution can be found here: Constitution of Alabama - 1901. It is the longest constitution in the world. However, most of the Amendments pertain only to a limited number of counties, and not every county.

A copy of the US Constitution, the standard by which all constitutions are measured, and the supreme law of the land, can be found here: US Constitution. You can buy a copy of it at any bookstore, or from many online sources such as this.

An interesting site to peruse is FindLaw.com.

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