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Finding U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Supreme Court Yearbook
Provides year-end overviews of Supreme Court terms, including case summaries, essays on significant cases, tables and figures on voting patterns, trends in constitutional law, biographies of justices, and more.
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
Provides access to legal briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978.
Finding State Laws
National Conference of State Legislatures
Do a search by topic on their site or use the issues links on the right-hand side to find comparable laws across the states.
Subject Compilations of State Laws (via Hein Online)
Compiled by Cheryl Nyberg, reference librarian at the Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law, this extensive bibliography provides an organized list of references obtained from thousands of sources that compare state laws, thus making it much easier to locate all state laws on a given topic.
National Survey of State Laws by
Call Number: Latest edition (2008) held in MAIN Reference & Schaffner Reference L 348.73 N277
Detroit: Gale Cengage, 1993-2008.
Earlier editions are held in MAIN Library stacks. Also available at Pritzker Legal Research Center Reference KF 386 .N38.
Helps you make quick state-by-state comparisons of laws for a range of relevant subjects. Divided into general legal categories, each law is described in general terms and is followed by detailed charts of each state's laws. Entries provide references to specific state code or statute.
Using LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic has been re-branded as Nexis Uni.
Nexis Uni features news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790, with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types. In addition to law review articles, you can use Nexis Uni to find court cases, statutes and lots of other related material.