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Advance Sheets Paperback pamphlets published weekly which contain reporter cases, including correct volume and page number.
Case Law Law established by judicial decisions made in court cases.
Citators A set of books used to verify legal authorities and locate additional, more recent cases.
Decision The opinion of the court.
Digests A detailed index by subject on points of law covered by reported cases.
Federal Register Published daily, contains federal administrative rules and regulations.
Good Law The concept in jurisprudence that a legal decision is still valid. That is, that a decision has not been overturned or otherwise rendered obsolete.
Headnotes Summary of each point of law contained in the court decision of a reported case.
Legal Encyclopedia Books that state principles of law supported by footnote references to pertinent cases throughout the U.S.
Legal Texts Books that cover specific areas of the law, usually dealing with a single topic.
Loose-Leaf Service Loose-leaf replacement pages provided by a publisher in areas of the law where changes can occur at a rapid rate.
Mandatory Legal Authority Primary legal authority that the court is required to follow.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory A publication of several volumes that contains names, addresses, specialities, and ratings of lawyers.
Ordinances A rule established by authority; may be a municipal statute of a city council regulating such matters as zoning, building, safety, matters of municipality, etc.
Persuasive Legal Authority Case law and analysis from other jurisdictions that may shed light on a case in which mandatory legal authority is ambiguous or nonexistent.
Pocket Parts Supplements to law books in pamphlet form which are inserted in a pocket inside the back cover of the books to keep them current.
Primary Legal Authority Statements of law that are binding upon the courts, government, and individuals.
Reporters A person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for newspapers or broadcasts.
Restatements The revision and publication of one or more of a company's previous financial statements.
Secondary Legal Authority Explain the meaning or applicability of the actual verbatim texts of primary authorities (such as constitutions, statutes, case law, administrative regulations, executive orders, treaties, or similar legal instruments).
Session Laws A publication in bound-volume form of all enactments and resolutions of a legislature passed at a particular session, indexed, and numbered usually in chronological order —distinguished from code.
Shepardizing Process of consulting Shepard's to see if a case has been overturned, reaffirmed, questioned, or cited by later cases.
Statutes At Large A country's statutes in their original version, regardless of later modifications.
Supremacy Clause Provision in Article Six, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution that establishes the United States Constitution, federal statutes, and treaties as "the supreme law of the land".
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