[Constitution of the United States of America:  Analysis, and Interpretation - 1992 Edition ]
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                              AUTHORIZATION

           PUBLIC LAW 91-589, 84 STAT. 1585, 2 U.S.C. Sec. 168

JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the preparation and printing of a revised 
        edition of the Constitution of the United States of America--
        Analysis and Interpretation, of decennial revised editions 
        thereof, and of biennial cumulative supplements to such revised 
        editions.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America--Analysis and 
        Interpretation, published in 1964 as Senate Document Numbered 
        39, Eighty-eighth Congress, serves a very useful purpose by 
        supplying essential information, not only to the Members of 
        Congress but also to the public at large;
Whereas such document contains annotations of cases decided by the 
        Supreme Court of the United States to June 22, 1964;
Whereas many cases bearing significantly upon the analysis and 
        interpretation of the Constitution have been decided by the 
        Supreme Court since June 22, 1964;
Whereas the Congress, in recognition of the usefulness of this type of 
        document, has in the last half century since 1913, ordered the 
        preparation and printing of revised editions of such a document 
        on six occasions at intervals of from ten to fourteen years; and
Whereas the continuing usefulness and importance of such a document will 
        be greatly enhanced by revision at shorter intervals on a 
        regular schedule and thus made more readily available to Members 
        and Committees by means of pocket-part supplements: Now, 
        therefore, be it

        Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Librarian of 
Congress shall have prepared--
                        (1) a hardbound revised edition of the 
                Constitution of the United States of America--Analysis 
                and Interpretation, published as Senate Document 
                Numbered 39, Eighty-eighth Congress (referred to 
                hereinafter as the ``Constitution Annotated''), which 
                shall contain annotations of decisions of the Supreme 
                Court of the United States through the end of the 
                October 1971

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                term of the Supreme Court, construing provisions of the 
                Constitution;
                        (2) upon the completion of each of the October 
                1973, October 1975, October 1977, and October 1979 terms 
                of the Supreme Court, a cumulative pocket-part 
                supplement to the hardbound revised edition of the 
                Constitution Annotated prepared pursuant to clause (1), 
                which shall contain cumulative annotations of all such 
                decisions rendered by the Supreme Court after the end of 
                the October 1971 term;
                        (3) upon the completion of the October 1981 term 
                of the Supreme Court, and upon the completion of each 
                tenth October term of the Supreme Court thereafter, a 
                hardbound decennial revised edition of the Constitution 
                Annotated, which shall contain annotations of all 
                decisions theretofore rendered by the Supreme Court 
                construing provisions of the Constitution; and
                        (4) upon the completion of the October 1983 term 
                of the Supreme Court, and upon the completion of each 
                subsequent October term of the Supreme Court beginning 
                in an odd-numbered year (the final digit of which is not 
                a 1), a cumulative pocket-part supplement to the most 
                recent hardbound decennial revised edition of the 
                Constitution Annotated, which shall contain cumulative 
                annotations of all such decisions rendered by the 
                Supreme Court which were not included in that hardbound 
                decennial revised edition of the Constitution Annotated.

        Sec. 2. All hardbound revised editions and all cumulative 
pocket-part supplements shall be printed as Senate documents.

        Sec. 3. There shall be printed four thousand eight hundred and 
seventy additional copies of the hardbound revised editions prepared 
pursuant to clause (1) of the first section and of all cumulative 
pocket-part supplements thereto, of which two thousands six hundred and 
thirty-four copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives, 
one thousand two hundred and thirty-six copies shall be for the use of 
the Senate, and one thousand copies shall be for the use of the Joint 
Committee on Printing. All Members of the Congress, Vice Presidents of 
the United States, and Delegates and Resident Commissioners, newly 
elected subsequent to the issuance of the hardbound revised edition 
prepared pursuant to such clause and prior to the first hardbound 
decennial revised edition, who did not receive a copy of the edition 
prepared pursuant to such clause, shall,

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upon timely request, receive one copy of such edition and the then 
current cumulative pocket-part supplement and any further supplements 
thereto. All Members of the Congress, Vice Presidents of the United 
States, and Delegates and Resident Commissioners, no longer serving 
after the issuance of the hardbound revised edition prepared pursuant to 
such clause and who received such edition, may receive one copy of each 
cumulative pocket-part supplement thereto upon timely request.

        Sec. 4. Additional copies of each hardbound decennial revised 
edition and of the cumulative pocket-part supplements thereto shall be 
printed and distributed in accordance with the provisions of any 
concurrent resolution hereafter adopted with respect thereto.

        Sec. 5. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, to 
remain available until expended, as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this joint resolution.
        Approved December 24, 1970.