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Government Documents & Information: Legal Websites

Government Documents & Information serves the university community and the general public. It is a depository library for Federal, State & Local government information.

Federal Laws

For an explanation of Public and Private Laws see

Supreme Court of the U.S. (a federal court)

U.S. District Courts (Federal)

U.S. Courts of Appeals (federal courts)

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States court of appeals. A court of appeals hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies.

In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

U.S. Courts of Special Jurisdiction

Court Records

Free Law Websites

Rules and Regulations

Citations & Style

Legal Help

Online Simulations