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FindLaw – State Resources
A key free legal research portal. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters business (Westlaw).

LII / Legal Information Institute (Cornell U Law School) – Listing by Jurisdiction
LII is the best legal research portal online.

NSCS State Court Structure Charts
Presented with an interactive map of the United States – Click on the state of interest and a current court structure chart appears.

National Center for State Courts (NCSC) State Court Web Sites
Povides judicial branch links for each state, focusing on the administrative office of the courts, the court of last resort, any intermediate appellate courts, and each trial court level.

Washlaw Web (A Free Service of Washburn U School of Law)
Washlaw’s simple design creates easy access to state court information.


Comparing Federal and State Court Systems
The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the United States. It creates a federal system of government in which power is shared between the federal government and the state governments…

FindLaw > Federal Resources > Judicial Branch
Free legal research portal links to all significant federal court sites.

Federal Law Materials – Judicial Opinions [LII / Legal Information Institute]
Linking to decisions of U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, and U.S. Courts of Special Jurisdiction.

LII / Legal Information Institute (Cornell U Law School) – Federal Law Collection
Federal Law Materials – Judicial Opinions from all U.S. Courts.

Understanding the Federal Courts (Administrative Office of the United States Courts)
This publication was developed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization and administration, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches …

U.S. Courts (Interactive Map)
Interactive map links to federal courts.

U.S. Courts (Official)
Federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by it.

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