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Law

How to find cases, statutes, regulations, and other law-related material

Federal Courts' official websites

Supreme Court (U.S.):U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals (F., F. 2d, or F. 3d). Connecticut is in the Second Circuit:Second Circuit Court of Appeals
District Court (F.Supp., F. Supp. 2d). Connecticut is one District:U.S. District Court

Open access sites for federal court cases

Cases U.S. Supreme Court Federal Court of Appeals Federal District Court
Cornell LII

All

Topic, author, party searching

Varies

Links to courts' websites

Varies

Links to courts' websites

Findlaw

1893+

Citation, party, keyword searching

1995+, some earlier

Party and keyword searching

Varies

Links to courts' websites

Google Scholar Varies Varies Varies
Justia

All

Volume or year browsing, recent cases

Varies

1904+ for 2nd circuit

Browse by circuit, then year

1925+ for most

1924+ for Connecticut

Browse by state, case type

Public Library of Law

All

Keyword, date, and jurisdiction searching

1950+

Keyword, date, and jurisdiction searching