50-State Surveys

In the United States, there are multiple levels of laws and regulations that govern people and their actions. While federal law is (theoretically) uniform across all 50 states, each state is empowered by the US Constitution to enact its own laws to govern people within that state. While this federal system has many advantages, it also means that one needs to know the laws of a particular state to ensure her behavior is in accordance with the law.

Justia has compiled the state laws in a variety of areas into an easily digestible format—commonly described as "50-State Surveys"—so that consumers and researchers can easily compare the differences between laws of different states on those topics. Below are the Justia 50-State Surveys that have been published to date.

50-State COVID-19 Resources

During the coronavirus pandemic, Justia is regularly updating its 50-State COVID-19 Resources to reflect each state’s evolving actions, mandates, and guidelines in response to the emergency. The surveys below allow consumers and researchers to easily digest and compare states’ coronavirus responses on a variety of topics.