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1. Presidential proclamations

2. Type of law consisting of legislative enactments called statutes at federal level and ordinances at state levels.

3. Case reports - published by West - that divides the United States into seven geographical regions and reports the decisions of the highest appellate court of each state within that region.

4. Secondary authority

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

6. John Willis - Annotation - Industrial Noise: Promoting an Unsafe Work Enviroment - 76 A.L.R. Fed. 489 (1986).

7. 1. U.S. Constitutional provision and amendments 2. Federal statutes 3. Federal procedural rules 4. Federal cases (U.S. - F.3d - the F.Supp.) 5. State cases (official reporter - then regional reporter) 6. Federal administrative rules and regulations 7

8. Legal encyclopedia published by Lawyers Co-op

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

10. U.S.

11. Govern the form and procedure for appeals from the U.S. District Court to the Court of Appeals within the federal system

12. Encyclopedias that are arranged alphabetically and contain narrative - expository information on a variety of legal topics. published by West and Lawyers Co-op

13. Rule of law for which the case is cited as precedent; it is the legal effect of the facts of the case

14. Legal document that carries the most weight and embodies the government's authority to exist and serves as an outline for the exercise of governmental powers.

15. Extensive selected annotations

16. An explanatory note

17. Name of the appellant

18. Court's explanation; includes the holding - rationale - and dicta

19. Govern the way in which a defendant is charged - tried - and sentenced for a federal crime

20. Sometimes called adjective law - it prescribes the manner in which substantive laws must be enforced.

21. Statutes at Large

22. Opinion issued by one or more judges of the appellate court which agrees with the result reached by the majority but disagrees with the reasoning of the majority opinion. There can be more than one.

23. Ratio decidendi- court's reasoning or basis for it sholding and decision

24. The court's ruling or disposition of the case (whether affirmed - reversed - remanded - or dismissed)

25. Georgia - North Carolina - South Carolina - Virginia - and West Virginia

26. The subsequent history of the cited case must be included in the citation

27. The Federal Reporter

28. Advance sheet published weekly by the Bureau of National Affairs

29. Iowa - Michigan - Minnesota - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota - and Wisconsin

30. Statutory law

31. 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

32. Law that establishes and defines the basic rights and duties that govern a society. It consists of constitutions - legislative enactments - common law - and certain executive actions.

33. 1. the title (chapter) number 2. abbreviation for the Code of Federal Regulation 3. section number symbol and the section number; and 4. year of publication

34. A prior case within a particular jurisdiction that has 1. facts and legal issues substantially similar to the facts of the case before the court and 2. it was decided by a majority decision of a higher court of that jurisdiction and 3. the case was r

35. Contains recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court

36. Alabama - Florida - Louisiana - and Mississippi

37. Infra

38. 1. name of the act 2. abbreviation of Public Law and the public law number 3. volume number of the Statutes at Large 4. abbreviation for Statutes at Large 5. page number where the statutes begins; and 6. the year when the statute was passed as law.

39. Compiled chronologically

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

41. 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

42. A publication of law that is not specifically authorized or sanctioned by an official body but - rather - is compiled by a private publisher i.e. West Publishing Company (West) and Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company (Lawyers Co-op)

43. Supplement volumes or pocket part supplements should be used

44. Summarize statute topics

45. What federal session laws are codified and published in

46. Supra

47. Decisions concerning federal rules of procedure

48. Summarized statute topics

49. An index

50. Headnotes in the American Digest System are cataloged in this manner: Thing - Action - Relief - Parties