Legal Reference

Tools and tips for finding legal references.

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American Court Systems and Lines of Appeal

Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court Reports, Supreme Court Reporter and Supreme Court Reports, Lawyer’s Edition (L. Ed.) – L. Ed provides editorial comment about the Supreme Court case’s impact, including an annotation that relates the case to other cases on the same subject. 

Federal Circuit

480 F.3d 1348; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 6623; 82 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1321

District Court

Federal Supplement, published by West Publishing, includes select opinions of the United States district courts.