In the U.S., the use of service animals may be governed by both federal and state laws. Whichever law grants the greater rights to the individual with a disability will apply when the individual is qualified under both laws.
Many cases that appear before judges are tried under both federal and state law at the same time. Therefore, we've put the case law section here, rather than putting separate sections for federal and state laws in their respective areas.
U.S. service dog (assistance dog) laws can be broken down into three areas: 1) case law (decisions made by courts), 2) federal law (including both statutory and regulatory laws), and 3) individual states' statutory laws.