List of legislation named for a person

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This is a list of legislation with popular names (of people), often the member of Parliament/Congress responsible for it or a law named for a person of notoriety that prompted enactment of the legislation.[1][2] Some of these Acts acquired their names because short titles were not used, and some now have different short titles. Popular names are generally informal (such as Megan's law) but may reflect the official short title of the legislation.

Roman law[edit]

United Kingdom and predecessor states[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Popular Names of Acts in US Code". Cornell Law School. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  2. ^ "Popular Names of Laws". Pollak Library California State University Fullerton. Retrieved 2011-10-29.