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SENG 401 - Introduction to Legal Research for Software Engineering

Annotated statutes

Annotated statutes are volumes of statutes with accompanying commentary and case notes. Often they will include relevant regulations along with commentary. The commentary usually is written by academics or specialist practitioners in a field relevant to that statute. The case notes and commentary usually are written section by section.

Although annotated statutes refer to legislation, they function as a secondary resource. They are useful for explaining how cases have interpreted different sections of a statute. 

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