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Legal Reference

Tools and tips for finding legal references.

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.