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Governmental agencies and organizations are often charged with enforcing rights and determining which rights are enforceable. The federal government has established a number of agencies and programs that implement and enforce laws.

The United States Constitution and its amendments preserve the individual’s rights when confronted with a governmental issue. U.S. citizens are thus afforded the right to vote, live free from discrimination, and exchange ideas. There are, however, certain limitations on these rights.

Typical issues with the government range from taxes to public education. Congress and state legislatures have given power to many governmental agencies to oversee issues of environmental law, social security, taxes, zoning and taxes. It is important for you to be aware of which governmental agency regulates the issue at hand.

Articles about government are divided into sections within the LegalMatch Law Library:

Agencies and Administration

The federal government has established a number of agencies and programs that implement and enforce laws such as Social Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Constitutional Law

United States constitutional law is the body of law that regulates the federal, state, and local governments of the United States. Constitutional law provides a wide variety of laws that protects and guarantees fundamental rights.

Environmental Law

There are many different state and federal environmental laws. Congress has authorized many federal agencies to inspect environmental matters and enforce federal environmental regulations and laws.

Zoning, Planning, and Land Use

The government has the right to create uniform neighborhoods and land uses in certain areas and can control how a person can use their property and what they can build on their property. These can include creating zoning ordinances, separate districts, and municipalities.

Criminal Procedure and Protection

Criminal procedure laws provides a variety of constitutional protections for defendants that have been accused of a criminal conduct and have to go through the criminal justice system. These laws only prevent acts done by a government or law enforcement agency and not a private party.

Should I Contact a Lawyer about My Problem with the Government?

If you have a legal issue involving any of the above issues, then it is in your best interest to contact a government lawyer for assistance. 

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Last Modified: 07-13-2016 06:21 AM PDT

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