Presented in chart format, this allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The subjects featured fall into eight general legal categories: Business and Consumer Laws; Criminal Laws; Education Laws; Employment Laws; Family Laws; General Civil Laws; Real Estate Laws; and Tax Laws. Within each section each topic is arranged alphabetically and is presented in its own subsection, which begins with a general overview followed by a table that briefly summarizes each state's and the District of Columbia's statutes on particular aspects of law. References to each state's statute or code section covering that law are also presented.
This database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008, 2015 and 2019. All print editions (going back to 1993) are included in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform.