PAD 525 Constitution And Administration Law: RESEARCHING AND CITATIONS
Your state’s statute (MY STATE IS NORTH CAROLINA) that defines what is considered to be a public record that must be made available to the public upon request. I am using APA formatting; however, you may use the new Strayer Writing Standards if you like:
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE. Code of Alabama 1975, § 36-12-40 provides that “[e]very citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.” While many of the records maintained by the Office of the Secretary of State are available on the official website at www.sos.alabama.gov and may thus be obtained electronically, not all records are available through this means (Request Public Information, 2020).
On your reference page you should have the following listing:
1. Your state’s statute that defines what is considered to be a public record that must be made available to the public upon request.
2. The pre-World War I opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court holding, on rearmament, that a federal income tax was unconstitutional.
3. The federal statute authorizing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to make payments to states for the value of materials stockpiled near federal highway construction projects in conformity with the project specifications.
4. The federal joint regulation of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Department of Commerce, identifying the factors for listing, delisting, or reclassifying endangered species.
5. Your state’s administrative regulations specifying the licensure process for real estate agents.
6. The local ordinance in your municipality governing noise.
7. The most recent opinion of your state’s highest appeals court describing the extent to which the state constitution requires that the power of eminent domain be exercised only for public use.
8. A recent federal trial court decision in your federal district describing the standard for summary judgment in federal court.
9. A law-review article published within the past five years about libel law and political campaign advertisements.