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American Law Sources On-line
Ameican Law Sources is an online source for providing a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States, Canada and Mexico. This site contains additional links to sources of commentary and practice aids that are available without charge (or available at a reasonable charge from governmental and nonprofit providers).
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Bill Tracker - GovTrack
This site brings together information on the status of federal legislation, voting records, and other congressional data and turns it into an understandable and trackable free information resource for everyday citizens. Quickly check the status of any bill in the legislative process or read a summary or full text version of its contents The data shown on this site is assembled in an automated way from official data sources, primarily from the website THOMAS, the official website for the status of legislation run by the Library of Congress.
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Bill Tracker - OpenCongress.org
This blog enables you to receive RSS feeds on bills as they progress through Congress. Free account can be established to track specific issues and cast opinion vote.
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Duhaime's Law Dictionary
Hypertext legal dictionary created by a lawyer practicing in Canada.
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Free Patents Online.com
This is a free patent searching site with PDF downloading, world patent searching, alerts, and other account functions. It is a great resource for IP attorneys, patent searchers, researchers, students, small businesses, and anyone else who needs such legal or scientific information.
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General Code - Ecode
This site provides an online version of select county and town codes. Codes for Suffolk County and many of the larger towns in Nassau and Suffolk are available here.
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GPO Access
Created by the Government Printing Office, this site is a comprehensive collection of information sources for the judicial, legislative and exective branches of the U.S. Government. Useful resources include congressional reports, records and hearings; the text of the U.S. Code, the text and analysis of the U.S. Constitution; supreme court dockets, decisions, and opinion; U.S. Code of Federal Regulations; select case coverage; the public papers of the President of the United States; text of State of the Union Addresses and various other publications of all three branches of the Federal government.
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Law Guru
Law Guru is a useful place for many legal questions including but not limited to finding answers to legal questions, legal forms and browse areas of law. This site has a great "tools" section and a useful "legal resources" section.
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Legal information institute
A comprehensive site for federal, state and world law and federal and state court documents. Site includes federal and state constitutions and code; U.S. Supreme Court New York State Court of Appeal opinion; an introduction to legal citation; directories for lawyers, law schools and legal journals and overviews of all different law subjects.
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Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Free web site that allows you to look up information on a particular attorney and/or firm.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
he NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 190,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.
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New York State Bill and Veto Jackets
The New York State Archives has digitized Legislative Bill and Veto jackets for laws in the state from 1997-2007. The files are in PDF format.
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New York State Legislature
The New York State code can be browsed by title or searched. This site also offers the text and status of current NYS bills and resolutions.
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Official Site of the New York State Reporter
This is the official site for the New York State Reporter which publishes all Appellate and selected lower court decisions within the State of New York. This is a handy source for locating recently published caselaw and slip opinions.
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The Virtual Chase
Legal research requires the use of special tools and publications. The Virtual Chase informs about Web sites and research strategies for finding the law and is an excellent site for understanding how to begin to research a legal issue.
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Virtual Law Library Reference Desk
The purpose of RefLaw is to provide access to legal reference information available on the Internet. RefLaw serves the Students, Professors, Staff and Internet Visitors of Washburn University School of Law Library WWW Services in Topeka, Kansas.
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