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Federal Government Documents: The Federal Judiciary

Websites and Databases of Interest

The Constitution of the United States

Comprises the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government. It also describes the three chief branches of the Federal Government and their jurisdictions. In addition, it lays out the basic rights of citizens of the United States.

Federal Judicial Center

The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency of the Federal Courts.

U. S. Sentencing Commission

Provides information about the history and work of the Commission. Additionally, some statistics and sentencing guidelines manual are found here.

U. S. Supreme Court

Information about the Supreme Court and current slip opinions as well as current orders can be found on this website.



U.S. Courts: the Federal Judiciary

U. S. Courts

This website has basic and descriptive information about the U. S. Supreme Court, the U. S. Courts of Appeals, the U. S. District Courts, and the U. S. Bankruptcy Courts

U. S. Reports

Only the printed bound volumes of the United States Reports contain the final, official opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Official publication is available in print and shelved in the Reference Dept. KF101 .U58

U. S. Reports is also available in a digital format for downloading from the Supreme Court's website with the caveat that the printed volumes are the only  official opinions and will control if a discrepancy is found between the printed and online versions.

Click here for electronic access to SCOTUS opinions


Depository Info

This library is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S Goverment documents. Public access to the Goverment documents is guaranteed by public law(Title 44 U.S.C).