Is there any statistical data about the amount of law enacted in the United States?

For example, it would be very interesting to see how the number of laws over time has changed, how many laws there are today, or how many pages there are of enacted law.

  • This maybe offers some insights into how this might be a bit of an impossible task blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/03/… – user1530 Jul 30 '13 at 22:14
  • Yea, it looks like the statement "number of laws" may be too general to ever be answered, but things like "number of laws in the United States Code" still look rather feasible, and relevant statistics would be equally as interesting as "number of laws." – Cory Klein Jul 30 '13 at 22:20
  • Cory, how do you want law quantified? – Publius Aug 1 '13 at 3:34
  • @Avi by amount in existence. Or by amount enacted. Or by amount removed. Or any combination thereof. – Cory Klein Aug 1 '13 at 14:39
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    And how are you defining "amount"? That was my question. – Publius Aug 1 '13 at 15:15

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