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Federal Legal Resources

Laws

The United States Constitution
via United States Government Printing Office
via the National Archives
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, via FDsys

United States Code
via LII/Legal Institute, Cornell University Law School
via the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representative
via United States Government Printing Office

United States Statutes at Large,
Volumes 1-18, 1789-1875, (via The Library of Congress, American Memory)
Volumes 65 (82nd Congress, 1st Session) – 124 (111th Congress, 2nd Session) 1951-2010,  (via U.S. Government Printing Office)
Volumes 1-124 via HeinOnline (remote access for authorized users)

Legislative Information
Congress.gov (replaces Thomas.gov). Legislative Information from the Library of Congress.  (Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff)

Congressional Record
via Thomas
via FDsys

Courts

United States Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court
Provides access to the Court’s slip opinions, orders, argument calendar, schedules, Rules, bar admission forms and instructions, visitors’ guides, case-handling guides, special notices, press releases, and general information.

Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
via the LII/Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School
via FindLaw, includes cases back to 1893.

FindLaw: United States Supreme Court Center
An educational resource site dedicated to the United States Supreme Court.

Fedworld.gov/FLITE Database – US Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975
(US Department of Commerce)

Villanova University’s Federal Court Locator
Includes links to Supreme Court and Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, and District Court web sites.

Justia’s Federal District Court Filings & Dockets

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:
Search by party name or case number on the Third Circuit’s web site. Villanova University also has an archive of Third Circuit opinions from 1994-2016.
Via FindLaw, browse by date or search by docket number, case title, and full text for decisions from January 1995-2011.

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions on Jury Duty
Procedural Guide for Pro Se Litigants
Local Rules and Standing Orders

Forms:
Civil, Criminal, all forms

Decisions of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey
via Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Coverage starts with October 1998

Justia’s New Jersey District Court Filings

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
via Cornell University Law School – LII/Legal Information Institute
via Cali, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
via Cornell University Law School – LII/Legal Information Institute
via Cali, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Federal Rules of Evidence
via Cornell University Law School – LII/Legal Information Institute
via Cali, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
via Cali, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Useful information on this site includes local bankruptcy rules, bankruptcy statistics, a guide to personal bankruptcy, filing fees and telephone listings and opinions of the Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Jersey.

CourtListener
The site has daily information regarding all precedential opinions issued by the 13 federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
via Cali, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Regulations

Federal Administrative Decisions and Resources
via Pace Law Library

Executive Branch Resources
Includes links to regulations, presidential materials and executive publications.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 1996 to date
Compilation of regulations by federal agencies.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)

List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA)
Keeps the researcher current on what CFR sections have been adopted or amended since the last publication of the CFR.

Federal Register, Daily publication of regulations proposed and adopted by federal agencies.
Federal Register, 1994 to 2016, United States Government Publishing Office
Federal Register, 1936-1993, Library of Congress
Federal Register, current issues, federalregister.gov

The Unified Agenda
Also known as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published twice a year (usually in April and October) in the Federal Register (FR), summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue during the next year.

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