Using the Law Library: A Guide for Educators - Part VI: Working With Judicial Opinions and Other Primary Sources
William A. Hilyerd
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 35, p. 67, January 2006
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2007-11
In this, the last of six articles, the different pieces of individual judicial opinions are identified and explained. Also discussed are the types of opinions that may be issued by a given court and the legal effect of each type. The article concludes by discussing how researchers can insure that they have located judicial opinions, statutes, and regulations that are still recognized as current law by the courts and other branches of government.
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Keywords: legal research, shepards, pocket partsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 17, 2007 ; Last revised: November 4, 2007
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