Federal Government Resources


United States Constitution
Constitution United States Government Printing Office (FDsys)
Constitution  Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School)
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Constitution at the National Archives
Constitution at the Library of Congress (World Digital Library)
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention documents
Bill of Rights at the National Archives
Bill of Rights and other amendments at Cornell's Legal Information Institute


Federal Case Law via Fastcase.com
Law Library Subscribers Only. Includes case law from Federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and tax courts, as well as 50 states.
Search Supreme Court Opinion since 1893 (Findlaw)
Browse Supreme Court Opinions (Official site)
Download the Full Text Opinions as bound in the official U.S. Reports, from volume 502 (1991) to the present.
Court Rules
Supreme Court Briefs
A selection of briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, analyzed and hosted by the American Bar Association Division of Public Education
Supreme Court Docket Report
6th Circuit Court of Appeals (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee)
Search Opinions since 1994.
Local Rules
Forms and Notices
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Rules PDF
Ohio District Courts
Northern | Bankruptcy
Southern | Bankruptcy | Probation
Kentucky District Courts
Eastern | Bankruptcy
Western | Bankruptcy | Probation
Michigan District Courts
Eastern | Bankruptcy | Probation
Western | Bankruptcy
Tennessee District Courts
Eastern | Bankruptcy
Middle | Bankruptcy | Probation and Pre-trial
Western | Bankruptcy | Probation
7th Circuit of Appeals (Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin)
Indiana District Courts
Northern | Northern Bankruptcy | Northern Pre-Trial/Probation
Southern | Southern Bankruptcy | Southern Pre-Trial/Probation
Illinois District Courts
Northern | Northern Bankruptcy | Northern Probation | Northern Pre-Trial
Central | Central Bankruptcy
Southern | Southern Bankruptcy | Southern Pre-Trial/Probation
Wisconsin District Courts
Eastern | Eastern Bankruptcy | Eastern Pre-Trial/Probation
Western | Western Bankruptcy | Western Pre-Trial/Probation
Other Federal Appellate Courts


U.S. Code (USC) (House of Representatives)
Codified laws of the United States.
Alternate site: U.S. Code (USC) (Cornell Law School)
For the U.S. Constitution and Amendments see the Constitution Tab
U.S. Code Table of Popular Names
Prior Versions of the U.S. Code
Search prior versions of the U.S. Code, going back to 1988.
U.S. Session Law
Search the public laws, as passed and prior to codification, from 1973 to the present.
Library of Congress
Legislative site, including bill summaries, text, committee reports, and more.
House of Representatives | Senate
The official sites for the two chambers of the United States Legislature.


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (GPO)
Codification of Federal regulations
Alternate site: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Cornell Law School)
Federal Register (GPO: 1994-present)
Alternate site: Federal Register (Findlaw: 1995-present)
Cabinet and Executive Offices
This information, hosted at the White House Web site, details information about the Executive branch.
Executive Orders
Orders of the President of the United States, going back to 1937.
Executive Agencies Directory
This listing, provided by the Library of Congress, breaks out all agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Justice, as well as many of the specific entities that have valuable legal information, like the Patent and Trademark Office,Occupational Saftey and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

General Federal Resources

A gateway site to all kinds of information related to the Federal government (formerly known as Firstgov.gov)
Federal Digital System (FDsys) formally known as "Government Printing Office" Access Online
A number of special collections, databases, and other information managed by the GPO.
Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
A frequently updated guide to information about countries, including imports, exports, and other geographic, economic, and cultural facts.
Law Library of Congress
Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to reliable legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world.