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Legal Resources: National Resources

United States Supreme Court

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Primary Sources

American Memory: Century of Lawmaking
Full-text of U.S. Congressional documents and debates from 1774-1875 including the Statutes at Large, American State Papers, U.S. Serial Set, Congressional Globe & Record, House and Senate Journals, and letters and journals from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention.

American Presidency Project
A digital archive of the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States from Hoover to Bush (1929 to present); see also IC Library stacks at: J80 .A283. The site also includes: inaugural addresses, radio addresses, fireside chats, debates, convention speeches, and party platforms.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

National Law Resources

Links to legal information about various consumer topics like personal injuries, dangerous products, divorce, traffic violations, DUI/DWI laws, employee rights, criminal law; links for legal professionals are designed to help with practice-specific legal information needs, case law, latest legal news, and analytical articles

Tracks legislation and votes in the United States Congress with email updates and RSS feeds. An open-source and community project.

Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. intellectual property statutes and cases, introduction to legal citation, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992 (with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance), and the full United States Code

Library of Congress
Research services, resources and links

Nolo Law Guides
Links for businesses and human resources, wills and estate planning, credit and real estate, family law, immigration, rights and disputes, etc.

The OYEZ Project
Links to Docket Reports and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions; access to Supreme Court audio recorded since 1995 (selective before 1995)

Unites States Laws and Regulations
General reference resources from the U.S. government

Washburn University School of Law
Links to law-related materials: legislative information, statute search, executive information, attorney general, courts, court system, judicial branch, rules of court, state agencies, counties, historical documents, boards and commission; information arranged alphabetically by subject and by geographic location.

Supreme Court of the United States
The official website of the Supreme Court provides recent and pending case opinions, the current calendar, oral argument transcripts and a docket database. Go to Oral Arguments > Argument Transcripts for transcripts. Go to Opinions > Bound Volumes to browse the U.S. Reports. Slip opinions are also available.

Google Scholar: Law

Find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar. You can find these opinions by searching for cases (like Planned Parenthood v. Casey), or by topics (like desegregation) or other queries that you are interested in. Click on the "Legal opinions and journals" button.

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