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What is Case Law?
Case law is defined as reported decisions of appeals courts and other courts which make new interpretations of the law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents. Case law is law established by judicial decisions instead of by legislative action.
Publication of Case Law
Not all case law is published. Generally, appellate court decisions that will be used as future precedent are published (reported) in sources (case reporters) specific to that court. Attorneys use published case law as a means to interpret the law. For these reasons, few trial court decisions are published in case reporters.
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U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1823-1978
Records and briefs brought before the US Supreme Court in the period 1823-1978. (https://tinyurl.com/yc5qgspj)
Nexis Uni Criminal Justice Topic Page
Nexis Uni® offers curated pages that present content related to the associated topic. This page offers search boxes for court cases, legal news, recent & landmark supreme court cases, articles and publications.