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Federal Law Research Guide: Courts of Appeals

Last revised 12/2017

Courts of Appeals

Courts of Appeals

  • United States Courts Opinions.  Selected opinions from United States Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts, from 2004 onward.
  • PACER Service Center. Includes PACER documentation, PACER registration, and links to the PACER sites of the individual Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as the U.S. Party/Case Index.
  • U.S.Court of Appeals for Third Circuit Decisions, May 1994-- (Villanova Law Library)
  • U.S.Courts Links Page To get link to a Court of Appeals website, first select Court of Appeals and Search By Circuit, choose circuit in menu, and click Search. In results, click on link under "Location"; resulting display includes a link to court's website. Or just use this pattern URL: http://www.ca#.uscourts.gov/
  • Federal Circuits (VLex) All Circuits from 1949 forward.
  • OpenJurist.org: Images of Federal Reporter [1st series] volumes 1 to 95 (1880 to 1899); and HTML versions of cases starting with F.2d volume 178 (1950); searchable and browsable.