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A guide to where to find free and fee based briefs from Federal and State appellate courts.

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Provides not only the text of decisions but explanatory materials, links to related cases. It also offers a variety of search options.
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Decisions from volume 150 (1893) to present from U.S. Reports. One very helpful feature is Linking from citations within decisions to earlier decisions cited in the text.
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The majority of online legal sites deal with either constitutional or consumer issues. This one fills a niche in the overall picture.
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From the Law Library of Congress. Includes statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, court rules, Comptroller General decisions and law journals.

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Hear the oral arguments for Supreme Court cases back to 1961.
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Recent decisions, dockets, biographies, etc.

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Provides access to electronic materials from District Courts, Courts of Appeal, Bankruptcy Courts, and Courts of Special Jurisdiction. Users may find forms, fee schedules, and rules of court among other information.

Dictionaries

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An assortment of general and special interest choices.
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A standard legal dictionary 1996 edition.

Foreign and Multinational

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Published since 1997, this resource works together with EISIL serving as an annotated guide to doing research in international law.

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Major topics are: human rights, international commercial arbitration, international criminal law, international economic law, international environmental law, international organizations, email lists, newsgroups and networks, private international law, treaties, and the United Nations.
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A new publication with foreign and international legal news.
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This outstanding page includes both subscription and free resources; links to official web sites and social service/humanitarian organizations.

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Covers public and private international law, multinational law, treaties and agreements, international organizations, as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.
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Covers online resources dealing with both the laws of other nations and multinational agreements.

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Their guides are top notch. If you are not experienced in using foreign or multinational legal materials, start here.
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Links to the government pages, constitutions, legislatures, courts of countries.

Forms

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Collection organized by purpose and by jurisdiction.
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Offers more than 2000 business and personal legal forms.
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A collection of general forms, government agency forms (passports etc.) and health related forms.

Hot Topics

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A compact site created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic decision. You can find first person materials here.

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The most complete collection of agreements between the U.S. and Native American nations.
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Nicely organized with links to both state and federal resources.

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Focuses on employment laws and regulations designed for workers and small businesses by the Dept. of Labor.
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The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS was created to provide a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues.
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The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS was created to provide a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues.
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A great resource for material pertaining to one of the most famous Cold War criminal cases.

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The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS was created to provide a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues.
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The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS was created to provide a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues.
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The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS was created to provide a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues.
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A government document's classic, first published in 1904 "Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes."
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Official links from the State Education Department.

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Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, this site offers wide ranging coverage of the event and its impact.
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"Since 1957 the U.S.CCR as has been at the forefront of efforts by the Federal Government and state governments to examine and resolve issues related to race, ethnicity, religion and, more recently, sexual orientation." The TMSOL is " providing access to the historical record of this important federal agency, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library will offer scholars an opportunity to examine the efforts of the Commission more closely"

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This collection includes more than 25,000 documents and even has some material for mobiles/pda users.

Journals

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Organized by topic; no indexing and not all free full text.
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Arranged by title; some full text, not all free, no indexing.
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60+ full text law reviews, accessible by title, no search function.

Legislative Materials

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Offers several versions of the Constitution. The link to the unratified amendments is very helpful. Includes links to selected Supreme Court decisions from 1893 to present.
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The LLRX Guide offers search tips and an overview of when to prefer each site. Both Thomas and GPO Legislative Branch websites provide access to Congressional materials: bill information, Public Laws, the Congressional Record, and hearings, committee reports, roll call votes and more. They offer different indexing options; you may prefer GPO for Hearings and quick access to other Congressional materials and Thomas for bills, roll call votes, and nitty gritty day-to-day Congressional processes.

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How Laws Are Made, brief guide to the U.S. Legal system in English, French, and Spanish. Good for users unfamiliar with the legislative process.

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Bills, hearings, committee prints, Congressional documents and reports, House and Senate calendars, operating manuals, etc.

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Including a Popular Name Index which is why this is your best option.

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The U.S. Statutes at Large is a chronological arrangement of all laws enacted by Congress. The U.S. Code is an updated, subject arrangement of all general and permanent U.S. law so enacted.

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Offers up to the minute access of Congressional materials: bills, the Congressional Record, voting records, public laws and more.

Primary Sources

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Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy contains materials from the 18th-21st centuries. This site ranges from colonial land grants to the 9/11 Commission report. There are treaties, a wealth of American primary sources and much more. One of the most useful features of this collection is the links between texts mentioned in the documents.
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Brings together - online - the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75.

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The Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in both facsimile and transcribed versions.

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These documents are collected from various federal web sites including the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Many pages include not only the full text of these important documents, but facsimile copies so users may experience the feel of the original material.

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Trial information, resources, and links to primary and secondary sources on the Nuremberg Trials.  From Yale University Law School Library.

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See site for list of materials available, they are digitizing many of the one million pages of trial related material in their collection.

Recommended Databases (articles, etc.)

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Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. CQEL offers four subject-specific reference databases: CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, and, the newest arrival, CQ Voting and Elections Collection, each a destination of its own. CQEL also includes the foundational reference resource, CQ Encyclopedia of American Government; CQ Insider, a comprehensive directory of the institutions and people of American government; and the online version of the CQ Weekly, offering complete coverage of Capitol Hill.

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Covers Federal regulatory and oversight agency websites; their manuals, publications, forms and opinions where available electronically.
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Focuses on employment laws and regulations designed for workers and small businesses by the Dept. of Labor.
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The official Government Printing Office site. Nearly exhaustive links to legislative, executive and judicial branches of government information.
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U.S. and International law, topical pages, and case law.
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A free site offering links to historic, and current legal and regulatory web sites, federal forms and Freedom of Information (FOIA) materials. Two links worth noting are Legislation Relating to September 11 and Executive Orders.
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Public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.

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Includes U.S., State, and International online resources.

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One of the largest online law libraries.
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This project covers materials from the late 1980s and 1990s and includes the CFR, it?s finding aids, Federal Register, Public Papers of the Presidents, US Civil Rights Commission, Congressional Bills, Public and Private Laws, Congressional Record and other major publications.
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Good for beginners and more advanced users. The Law About links offer an overview of law on a variety of topics, as well as links to state and federal resources. Supreme Court decisions are indexed by justice's name, constitutional issue and case name. The Popular Name index to the U.S. Code is a big plus.

 

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You can use the Find a Case feature to get quick access to legal decisions or the Law Reviews to find out more about a hot topic or important case, find State and Federal legal codes, and regulations.
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LLMC is a non-profit cooperative serving member libraries' needs for preservation, space recovery, and collection development on film and on-line. Its backfile comprises the world's largest collection of legal literature and government documents in microform. That backfile, and future filming of some 10,000 volumes per year, are being made available for on-line access on this web site. Users can view and browse all holdings by topic (such as US Federal, and Foreign Jurisdictions), and can search by title/citation, and description.

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An excellent source of Congressional materials: bill information, Public Laws, the Congressional Record, and hearings, committee reports, roll call votes and more.

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All the work on this site went into content. It's not pretty, but it has a great array of resources for state, federal andinternational law, federal courts, online law libraries, law school information, and guides to legal research.

State and Local

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Exhibits their usual thoroughness in compiling resources. State by state, Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and regulations for the fifty states, plus D.C., and the U.S. territories and affiliated jurisdictions.

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Links to hard to find municipal codes online from the Seattle Public Library.
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Clickable map and straightforward links to state pages.
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Also links to multi-state government organizations and uniform state codes.
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An incredibly detailed page.
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Topical listing of statutes by state, very useful for finding law for a particular jurisdiction or comparing two or more states.

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Links to official state government pages and other resources. Links to courts, agencies and other resources are listed.