Law and Legal Resources

 

General Websites 
Avalon Project -- Texts of historic legal documents from all centuries, to present
FindLaw -- Extremely comprehensive searchable collection of links (includes LawCrawler as an advanced search option) 
Guide to Law Online -- Extensively annotated collection of links, covering U.S. federal and state, international, and multinational law; from the Law Library of Congress
Hieros Gamos: Law and Legal Research Center -- Very rich law information site, covering U.S. federal and state, and international law, and much more
Legal Information Institute -- Another extensive categorized list of links, from Cornell University Law School 

Dictionaries 
Everybody's Legal Dictionary -- Created and maintained by Nolo Press

Patriot Act
American Library Association -- Information and links addressing the Act's impact on libraries

Federal (U.S.) Laws, Regulations, etc. 
Federal Register -- Includes published and proposed regulations, notices, public laws, Executive Orders, and other Presidential Documents 
GPO Access -- Government resources from all branches of the government, including Congressional Bills, Congressional Record, Federal Register, etc. 
Historic Supreme Court Decisions - by Topic -- from Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School
Supreme Court -- Official site, providing docket, calendar, and current opinions
Congress-- Laws, bills, committee reports, and other Legislative Branch information
OYEZ -- U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia

United States Courts-- Searchable database of Federal court cases.

California 
California Code of Regulations -- California state regulations
California Codes -- All 29 Codes representing California law 
California Courts Self-Help Center -- Organized by specific need, available in several languages
California State Constitution -- Full text, searchable 
Current Bills and Legislation -- Full text of Senate & Assembly bills, resolutions, including history, votes, and analyses
California Ballot Measures Databases-- from Hastings Law School
Megan's Law -- From the Office of the Attorney General. Information on registered sex offenders.

Other (All) States 
State and Local Government on the Net -- Comprehensive guide to official governmental state, local and city websites 
Topical Index: State Statutes on the Internet -- Over 40 topics, with links to pertinent legislation from all states
U.S. States and Territories -- Links to departments, legal documents and guides for all U.S. states and territories


Local Government 
City of Santa Cruz -- Official website 
City of Watsonville -- Official website 
County of Santa Cruz -- Official website
Santa Cruz (City) Municipal Code -- Browsable and searchable text 
Santa Cruz County Code -- Browsable and searchable text 

International and Tribal 
International and Multinational -- Legal information links pertaining to laws governing interactions of nations, from the Guide to Law Online, by the Law Library of Congress
Nations of the World -- Links to government branches, legal documents, and general country information, from the Guide to Law Online, by the Law Library of Congress

© 2019-20 by Madeline Britton, Soquel High School Librarian. 

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