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Government Publications

A basic guide in identifying and locating government information.

Basic Judiciary Branch Websites

  • U.S. Federal Courts
    The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress.
  • Court Locator
    Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization.
  • Federal Judicial Center
    The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the judicial branch of the U.S. government. The Center was established by Congress in 1967 (28 U.S.C. §§ 620–629).
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
    Dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • United States Reports (Official Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court)
    Official reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Rules & Guidance of the U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Research Resources

  • Glossary of Legal Terms
  • Locate a Federal Court Case
    Locate a federal court case by using the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) or by visiting the Clerk’s Office of the courthouse where the case was filed.
  • Nexis Uni UofM Access Only 
    Provides access to state and federal legal resources including full text news, business, and legal publications.
  • Proquest Legislative Insight UofM Access Only
    Provides the legislative history and full text of all referenced Congressional documents of all versions of enacted and related bills.