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1. Seven

2. Shepard's Citators

3. W. Weitz - Nocturnal Crimes - 20 Brooklyn L. Rev. 180 (1992).

4. All slip laws enacted during a legislative session that are arranged in chronological order according to date of enactment

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

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

7. Legal publisher noted for its extensive use of annotations.

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

9. Primary authority

10. Slip opinions collected and published periodically

11. 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

12. 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

13. Restatement (of law)

14. Arkansas - Kentucky - Missouri - Tennessee - Texas - and Indian Territories

15. What federal session laws are codified and published in

16. 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

17. Summarize judicial opinions

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

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

20. Contains recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court

21. The date upon which the decision was rendered

22. Federal Cases

23. 1. number of the Code title 2. abbreviation for the United States Code 3. section symbol - followed by the number of the Code section; and 4. date of the Code volume in which the most recent version of the section can be found

24. The process used to synthesize legal principles from all prior cases with similar facts and similar issues of law to arrive at a decision in a specific case

25. A syllabus of the court

26. Selected decisions

27. Compiled by topic

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

29. Unofficial U.S. Supreme Court case reporter published by Lawyers Co-op

30. Summarized statute topics

31. United States Reports

32. State and federal

33. As session laws

34. (primary law - secondary law - encyclopedia - or other) issued by a private - non-government publisher.

35. 1. case name 2. case reporter in which the case is published (include volume number - abbreviation of case reporter - and page where case begins); 3. identity of court issuing the opinion 4. year in which the decision was issued; and 5. subsequent hi

36. Statutory law

37. 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

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

39. Products of West Legal Studies

40. Pleadings - transcript of trial testimony - and exhibits

41. An explanatory note

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

43. Avery v. Exxon Co. - 397 U.S. 812 (1991).

44. Statutes at Large

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

46. 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.

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

48. Obiter dictum- comments of the court about minor issues or concerns other than the specific holding - rationale - and decision. Never cited as precedent

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

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