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Guide to Free Online Legal Resources: Constitutions

This guide directs legal researchers to the best websites for locating legal information for free on the Web. It includes finding tools and legal search engines as well as primary sources from our three branches of government, both state and federal.

Introduction to Constitutions

Every state and the nation has a Constitution. A constitution is a fundamental set of principles around which all other law is derived and organized. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land and the source of all government powers. The Louisiana Constitution is structured similarly to the U.S. Constitution but it only governs the state.