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Court Rules

  • U.S. Courts - Federal Rules of Practice & Procedure
    An official source for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • LLRX
    A source for court rules, legal forms, and dockets, as well as original articles on a wide range of law and legal technology issues.

Court Opinions

  • CaseText
    Free legal research platform featuring community-sourced annotations and links to secondary sources.
  • CourtListener
    A free legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts. Part of the Free Law Project.
  • Fastcase  Icon  Icon
    A legal research tool offering state and federal primary sources and journal content via HeinOnline.
  • FindLaw
    Free source for federal and state primary sources, forms, and lawyer-search tools.
  • Google Scholar
    Toggle on the Case Law search. You can select a jurisdiction before searching.
  • Justia: U.S. Case Law
    Find opinions by court, reporter, or state.
  • Ravel Law
    Free case law search platform including visualization tools.
  • Well Settled
    Unequivocal articulations of legal principles and summaries of judicial opinions.
  • U.S. Courts Opinions
    United States Courts Opinions (USCOURTS) collection is a project between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004, though searchable electronic holdings for some courts may be incomplete for this earlier time period.

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions

In addition to the resources in the Court Opinions box, U.S. Supreme Court opinions can also be found from the following resources.

  • SupremeCourt.gov
    Slip Opinions, Per Curiams (PC), and Original Case Decrees (D). These opinions are posted on the Website within minutes after the bench opinions are issued and will remain posted until the opinions for the entire Term are published in the bound volumes of the United States Reports.
  • Legal Information Institute
    Find recent decisions, and past decisions by topic, by author, or by party.
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