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United States: Law

Code

Guides

  • Guide to Law Online - an annotated guide to "useful and reliable" online sources, managed by the U.S. Law Library of Congress.
  • The Legal Process - created by Maryann Readal of Lone Star College-North Harris, this page demonstrates the legal process from the introduction of a bill in Congress to the interpretation of a law in the Federal Court system. Links to documents on the Internet produced during each step of the process and library call numbers for print documents are provided.
  • Legislative Information with Thomas - Library of Congress
  • Texas Law Librarians' Home Page - links to Federal, Texas and International law pages, legal forms and many other legal research aids.
  • The Legislative Process - Tying it All Together -from the House of Representatives.

Federal Agencies

Historic Resources

Judicial Resources

  • Federal Courts Finder
  • FindLaw: Supreme Court Decisions - FindLaw's searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1906. Browsable by year and US Reports volume number and searchable by citation, case title and full text. Also available at this site is the court calender, court rules, Real Audio recordings of the Oral Arguments, and Justices' biographical information.
  • Supreme Court of the United States - hosted by the Government Printing Office, this site will provide access to the Court's 1999-2000 slip opinions, orders, argument calendar, schedules, press releases, and general information.
  • Supreme Court Justices- photograph and biographical information from Cornell University.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals-5th Circuit - search the opinions of the 5th Circuit Court by docket number.

    Legislative Resources

Multi-purpose Resources

  • Findlaw.com - comprehensive legal website with three main areas with extensive resources for students, legal professionals, and the general public.
  • Texas Law Librarians' Home Page - links to Federal, Texas and International law pages, legal forms and many other legal research aids.

Regulations

Other Resources

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