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Subject:RE: Federal or federal? From:"Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> To:<salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:22:19 -0800
* U.S. federal law
* U.S. Federal Court building
Here's how I view the use of "federal" in "federal law." If other types of
law would be capitalized in the situation, then "federal" is capitalized.
"State" and "local" are not capitalized in "California state and local
laws," "federal" would not be capitalized in similar sentences. The "Feds"
would be capitalized. "The Federal Government" as an entity would be
capitalized. So "federal" as part of pronoun is capitalized, but as an
adjective, it is not. Now, maybe I'm mistaken, but that's how I think of
> From: Chris Morton
> In a bulletted item , should it read:
> U.S. federal law restricts...
> -- or --
> U.S. Federal law restricts...
> I think the former, but can't find any definitive reference. Thanks.
> > Chiis
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