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Agencies & Regulations


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Court Cases

  • LexisNexis Academic CU
    Provides access to case law from state appellate and high courts. Click on the US Legal tab on the left to access Federal & State Cases. You can search for a case by legal citation, party name, topic, date, judge, or attorney.

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Laws & Lawmaking

  • Hein Online: Session Laws CU
    HeinOnline’s Digital Session Laws Library contains exact
    replications of the official bound session laws of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and
    the Virgin Islands. Updated monthly, this is an ever expanding collection and is
    the only complete online source of all 50 states from inception to date. The
    session laws for all states are current within 60 days of the printed publication.

  • Hein Online: Subject Compilations of State Laws CU
    Search or browse for state laws by subject, or browse the State Law Index of state laws enacted during 1960-present.

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Statistics

  • American Factfinder
    Information on economic and demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics: Local Level Crime Trends
    Allows users to create customized tables for state and local jurisdictions using one or more variable. Data go back to 1985. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

  • Crime in the United States
    This annual publication contains volume and rate of crime offenses for the U.S., state, and individual agencies. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Hot Topics

Hein Online: Subject Compilation of State Laws CU allows you to browse for state legal resources related to a vast number of topics. Citations may or may not link to full text. Statewide resources for specific topics are listed below.
Business Filings Capital Punishment
Drinking Laws
  • State Profiles of Underage Drinking Laws
    Provides state-by-state summaries of laws and regulations related to underage drinking and access to alcohol. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Driver's Licenses
Elections
  • StateVote Election Results
    Provides party composition by state, a ballot measure database, and ballot measure results. From National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

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General Government


  • Almanac of American Politics
    Provides demographic information on each district, including income, racial distribution, and other statistics; profiles of legislators, voting record, advocacy group ratings, and other information.
  • Council of State Governments
    Contains many useful resources, including a directory of state government officials, recent state election results, the text of model state legislation, a legislative discussion forum, issue updates, the text of "State of the State" addresses, and links to state government Internet sites.

  • Governing Magazine links to local and state governments
    The state governments page contains links to national associations such as the National Association of State Treasurers.

  • State and Local Government on the Net (formerly Piper)

  • State Law
    Provides links to all states' courts, law libraries, constitutions, government departments, and law schools. From the Social Law Library in Massachusetts.

  • Stateline.org
    Includes statistical data and current news on state government.

  • State Profiles from the NASCIO (National Association of State Chief Information Officers) Provides links to the web sites of all fifty states by department or function.

  • State Resource Center (LexisNexis)
    Provides links to state, county, court, boards and commissions, libraries, census data, and other information by state.

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