The difference between federal, state and local law is that federal laws are made to apply throughout the United States, state laws are enforceable at the state level, and local laws only pertain to the local municipalit... More » Government & Politics Law

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It was put in place to protect the confidentiality of personal health information and provide security for that information in electronic form, ex... More » Government & Politics Law

As of 2015, it is illegal to manufacture distilled spirits, such as moonshine, at home for personal use, explains the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Though the government issues permits for ethanol distillation,... More » Government & Politics Law

Federal laws apply in every part of the United States, while state laws apply to local areas within a state, explains Federal laws typically involve issues such as immigration, bankruptcy, civil rights, pate... More »

A directory of websites that provide state and local animal laws is available at the USDA's Animal Welfare Information Center at The website also allows users to search for ordinances by specific subje... More » Government & Politics Law

State government refers to the government offices, elected officials, bureaucrats, laws and government services that exist at the state level in each of the 50 states in the United States while local government refers to... More »

Handgun purchase laws vary by state and municipality, but federal law allows all individuals age 21 or older, who do not fall into certain categories, to buy a handgun, says Federal barriers to handgun purchas... More » Government & Politics Law Guns & Weapons Laws