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What is Case Law?

Case law is the reported decisions of appeals courts and other courts that interpret the law and therefore can be cited as precedents. These interpretations are distinguished from statutory law (statutes and codes (laws) enacted by legislative bodies) and regulatory law (regulations derived from statutes promulgated and required by agencies). Decisions of appeals courts in all states and federal courts are published or "reported" in serial publications called "reports" or "reporters" (e.g. US Reports, Vermont Reports).

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Decisions of appeals courts in all states and federal courts are published or "reported" in serial publications called "reports" or "reporters" (e.g. US Reports, Vermont Reports).

Abbrev. Title Coverage Call. No. MIDD has:
U.S. United States Reports U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
(Official)
KF101 .A2
or Supreme Ct website
vol. 259 (1921) - date
1991+ (online)    

L.Ed.,
L.Ed.2d
United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

 

 

KF101 .A23
or Nexis Uni

vol. 1 (1790) - 2005? (See MIDCAT record - print);

1790 - current (online)

L. Ed. Digest U.S. Supreme Court Digest, Lawyers' Edition Supreme Court case "headnotes"
(summaries of points of law) organized by title (topic).

KF101.1 .D5

 

See MIDCAT record - print

Current through Lawyers' Edition

U.S.

S.Ct

West's Supreme Court Reporter  U.S. Supreme Court Cases

 

 Westlaw

 

1790 - current

Vt. Vermont Reports Vermont Supreme Court Decisions

KF105 .F432

or VT Dept. of Libraries

vol. 1 (1829) - date
1789 +

2006 +

 

Other abbreviations - See The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation.

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