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FREE SOURCES OF LAW ONLINE

 Constitutions

              United States Constitution

                GPO Access  

                Founder’s Constitution 

                Cornell’s Legal Information Institute                             

              Constitution Of Virginia

              Legislative Information System  

Statutes and Codes

              United States Code

                              GPO Access:  http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html

                              U.S. House of Representatives:  http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml

                              Legal Information Institute: http://assembler.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

             

              Code of Virginia

Legislative Information System:   http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

 

Legislative Materials (bills, reports, debates, and more)

              Federal Legislative  Materials

                              GPO Access:  http://origin.www.gpoaccess.gov/legislative.html

                              Thomas: http://thomas.loc.gov/

                              American Memory:  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

 

Virginia Legislative Materials

Virginia Legislative History Research: http://dls.state.va.us/lrc/leghist.htm

Virginia Legislative Information System Bill Tracking Database: http://leg1.state.va.us/lis.htm

 

 

Case Law

              VIRGINIA

              Court of Appeals of Virginia:  http://www.courts.state.va.us/txtcap.htm

              Supreme Court of Virginia: http://www.courts.state.va.us/scndex.htm

 

              FEDERAL AND STATE

Federal Judiciary:

                              Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/opinions.html

                              U.S. Courts of Appeal:

                              U.S. District Courts:

Altlaw: http://www.altlaw.org/v1/search?q=&command=search+cases  (U.S. Supreme Court (1803—present); U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (1950—present))  

Justia: http://cases.justia.com/  (U.S. Supreme Court (1791—present); U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (1950—present);  U.S. Federal District Court (2004—present)  

Public Library of Law:  http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx (U.S. Supreme Court (1754—present); U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (varies by court, generally 1950—present); State cases (1997—pesent))

FindLaw: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/  (U.S. Supreme Court (1893—present); U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (varies by court, generally 1995—present))

lexisOne: http://www.lexisone.com/lx1/caselaw/freecaselaw?action=FCLDisplayCaseSearchForm&l1loc=L1E  (U.S. Supreme Court (1781—present); U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (last 10 years—present); State cases (last 10 years—present))   


Administrative Law

                             

              REGULATIONS

                              Code of Federal Regulations:

E-CFR:  http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/index.tpl   

                              GPO Access:   http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

                              Legal Information Institute:  http://cfr.law.cornell.edu/cfr/

                                             

                              Federal Register:

                              GPO Access:  http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html

Regulations.gov:  http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#home  (proposed regulations open for comment)

 

Virginia Administrative Code:

Legislative Information System: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+men+SRR

 

                              Virginia Register of Regulations:

Office of Virginia Register of Regulations: http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/Register/issfiles.htm

 

                ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

United States Attorney General Opinions: http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/opinions.htm

Virginia Attorney General Opinions:  http://www.oag.state.va.us/opinions/index.html

 

           EXECUTIVE ORDERS

President of the United States: http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/executive_orders/

 Governor of Virginia:  http://www.governor.virginia.gov/initiatives/ExecutiveOrders/index.cfm

 

           EXECUTIVE AGENCIES

              United States: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive.shtml

Virginia:

http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/government_4096/branches_of_state_government_4097/executive_branch.html

 

 

Court Rules

FEDERAL

Federal Rules of General Applicability (Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Procedure): http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/newrules4.html

                              U.S. Supreme Court Rules:  http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ctrules/ctrules.html

                              U.S. Courts of Appeal Local Rules: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/coa-localrules.html

U.S. District Courts Local Rules:  http://www.uscourts.gov/rules/distr-localrules.html

             

              VIRGINIA

Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia:  http://leg1.state.va.us/000/srs.htm

 

Municipal Law           

Richmond City Clerk:
http://www.richmondgov.com/citizen/city_gov/meetings/meetings_clerk.aspx/

(Provides links to Richmond City Code, City Ordinances and Resolutions, and City Council information.)

 

 Municipal Codes from various jurisdictions:

http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/

 

Virginia Legal Research Guides

Georgetown Law Library’s comprehensive guide:

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/states/virginia-in-depth.cfm

 

University of Richmond Law Library’s guide:

http://law.richmond.edu/legal/guidevamaterialsv2.pdf

 

William and Mary Law Library’s guide:

http://law.wm.edu/library/research/researchguides/virginia/index.php