Law Links

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U.S. Supreme Court
Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1990 from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. Opinions are available in WordPerfect 5.1 and ASCII formats. Opinions in ASCII format do not include footnotes. Downloading an entire case is somewhat cumbersome because the syllabus and separate opinions are stored as separate files. Decisions of the Supreme Court are also available on the Supreme Court's BBS at (202) 554-2570, where the syllabus and all opinions in a case are stored in a single, self-extracting, compressed file. The Clerk's Automated Docket, which allows you to check the status of pending cases, is also available on the BBS. Also of interest are USA Today's Supreme Court archive and Cornell University's Supreme Court Calendar.

Lawyers Weekly
This legal newspaper publishes brief summaries of all U.S. Supreme Court decisions and cases in which the court has granted certiorari.

Louisiana Supreme Court
All decisions, actions, and orders of the Louisiana Supreme Court since February 1996. Opinions are in WordPerfect 5.1 format and are downloaded as self-extracting, compressed files. The court's current docket and information about the court, its members, and staff are also online.

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit decisions since 1992 are available from the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas. Browse and search opinions online or download them in RTF format.

U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
Collection of federal statutes and regulations.

La. State Bar Association Links to Resources
Numerous links to various law-related and governmental sites.

FindLaw - LawCrawler
Alta Vista's search engine (LawCrawler) and Web index (FindLaw) for legal resources online. You can even conduct your search from here:

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Drafts of Uniform and Model Acts
Drafts of legislslation proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law.

Court TV
Information about cases covered by Court TV and other high-profile cases, including background materials such as pleadings, briefs, and depositions.

Oyez Oyez Oyez
Recordings (via RealAudio) of oral arguments and other proceedings in major constitutional cases in the U.S. Supreme Court since October of 1955, when the court started recording its proceedings.

Claitor's Law Books
Law book publisher and seller in Baton Rouge. Allows you to place orders online.

Legal Information Institute
An excellent collection legal materials and links to other law-related sites.

The WWW Virtual Law Library
A comprehensive list of links to legal resources maintained by the Indiana University School of Law.

Directory of Electronic Access to Federal Courts
Information about obtaining access to the decisions and court records of all federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.

The Expert Pages
Online, free directory of expert witnesses and consultants organized according to field of expertise and jurisdiction.

The 'Lectric Law Library
Probably the most entertaining and irreverent law site on the Web. Visit the Rubber Room for a selection of legal humor.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Search the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory to locate a lawyer or law firm.