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Case Law

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeal
U.S. District Courts
Specialty Reporters
Dockets and Court Records

U.S. Government Documents

The Minnesota State Law Library is a Federal Depository Library, and receives selected U.S. government documents from the U.S. Government Printing Office.  Federal government documents are arranged by SuDocs (Superintendent of Documents) classification numbers.  The U.S. Government Documents are located in the main collection, to the left of doorway "A".

You can access official U.S. government documents online via:

Federal Practice Aids


In our positions as librarians, not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file) or legal opinions (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, more research is often required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.