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1. Compilations of cases and historical matter dealing with various aspects of a code of statute - which contain short summaries of other cases - both for and against






2. Secondary authority






3. Extensive selected annotations






4. Freedom of Information Act - 46 U.S.C. A 89 (1973).






5. 48 Fed. Reg. 37 -315 (1983).






6. A system where every topic and subtopic is assigned its own key number






7. Is used in legal memoranda and briefs to indicate the full citation for the case follows at a later point in the memorandum or brief






8. The court's explanatory comments - which can included the holding - the rationale for the holding - and dicta






9. Primary authority






10. Pleadings - transcript of trial testimony - and exhibits






11. Summarize statute topics






12. Advance sheet published by Commerce Clearing House






13. Alaska - Arizona - California - Colorado - Hawaii - Idaho - Kansas - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - Oklahoma - Oregon - Utah - Washington - and Wyoming






14. 15 U.S.C. A 7 (1988).






15. Federal Reporter - Third Series (F.3d) - Federal Reporter - Second Series (F.2d) - Federal Reporter (F.) - Federal Cases (F. Cas.) - all unofficial and all published by West






16. Official case reporter for the U.S. Supreme Court






17. Typical case reporter






18. But they are required for home state cases when parallel citations exist






19. An index






20. Reviews the record for errors of law and reaches its own factual finding.






21. As session laws






22. 1. full name of author; 2. the word 'Annotation'; 3. title of annotation (underscored or in italics); 4. volume number of A.L.R. series 5. abbreviation for Annotated Law Reports 6. page number where the annotation begins; 7. year of publication






23. Summarized statute topics






24. The publication where rules and regulations of administrative agencies are codified






25. Statutory law






26. Case law






27. Products of West Legal Studies






28. Legal encyclopedia published by West






29. How civil actions are handled - including rules that cover the complaint - summons - answer - discovery process - trial - and post-trial procedures






30. 1. volume number of Fed. Reg. 2. abbreviation for Federal Register 3. page number where administrative rule begins; and 4. year of publication






31. Contains recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court






32. Presidential proclamations






33. Compiled by topic






34. Often provide case citations upon which a definition is based. A couple of them are Black's Law _____ and Ballantine's Law _____.






35. Health Care Act - Pub. L. 92-117 - 83 Stat. 624 (1987).






36. Supra






37. The cited authority directly supports the proposition; other authorities also could have been cited but were not cited to avoid duplication






38. Shepard's Citators






39. Digests






40. Ballantine's Law Dictionary 41 (3rd ed. 1969).






41. Virginia Koerselman - Comment - Worker's Compensation - 15 Creighton L. Rev. 415 (1981).






42. Alabama - Florida - Louisiana - and Mississippi






43. Opinion issued by one or more judges of the appellate court which disagrees with both the result and the reasoning of the majority opinion. There can be more than one






44. 22 C.F.R. A 145.6 (1992)






45. Secondary authority that is leading annotated law reporter published by Lawyers Co-op. Distinguishing feature not the cases that it reports - but the extensive editorial commentary that follows each reported case






46. Ritches Jr. v. Li - 665 F. Supp. 139 (E.D.Pa. 1991).






47. United States Reports (U.S.) - Supreme Court Reporter (S.Ct.) - United States Supreme Court Reports - Lawyers' Edition (L.Ed. or L.Ed.2d)






48. Shepard's Citations - statute edition






49. L.Ed or L.Ed.2d






50. United States Supreme Court Reports - Lawyers' Edition