State of Minnesota
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Attorney General
Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

M - F 8 am - 5 pm

TTY:(651) 297-7206
TTY:(800) 366-4812

Minnesota A.G. Library

Access to legal resources on the Internet
Judicial Information
Federal Court Decisions:
(Supreme, Appeals, District/Bankruptcy/Other, Docket)

Federal Judiciary Home Page: List of all federal courts by circuit plus miscellaneous federal court links.

PACER: search dockets by court or use the US Party/Case Index. Log-in required.

U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the US Web Site includes information about the court and justices, opinions, orders, court rules, calendars, docket, and transcripts.
  • ABA Supreme Court Preview: Merit briefs, "Cases at a Glance" offers an advance look at the issues raised in every case slated for oral argument, and selected full-text articles about pending cases.
  • LII Supreme Court Collection at Cornell Law School: contains current and historic decisions; searchable order list database, summary of questions presented. Subscribe to e-mail notification of court opinions.
  • OpenJurist has decisions from 30 US Reports forward. Search or browse the opinions.
  • Oyez Includes audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.

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U.S. Court of Appeal

Federal Judiciary Home Page: List of all federal courts by circuit plus miscellaneous federal court links.

OpenJurist has opinions of the US Courts of Appeals from the 1st - 3d series of Federal Reporter. Search or browse the opinions.

Findlaw cases : Circuit courts of appeals decisions dating back to mid-90s.


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U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Other Federal Courts

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Docket Information

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Judicial Information: Minnesota
Minnesota State Court System:

MACS - the case management system of the Minnesota Appellate Courts, providing access to the status of appeals.Minnesota State Court System:
  • Minnesota Supreme Court:
    • This week's Supreme Court Opinions: opinions are available at 1:00 pm on Thursdays. Scroll down the page to "Syllabus" and use the docket number as a link to the full-text.
    • Supreme Court Calendar: descriptions of cases scheduled for oral argument
    • Administrative files: contains reports and petitions for rule changes submitted by court advisory committees, Supreme Court orders that amend the rules, task force reports, and other administrative documents dating back to 1979.
  • Archive: Opinions of the Minnesota State Appellate Courts Archive. All opinions from the Minnesota Appellate Courts released since May 2, 1996 (except current week) are available. (Court of Appeals unpublished opinions are available the day following release.) Access is by date, docket number, first party name, or you may search by keyword.
  • Minnesota Tax Court
  • Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board and Office.
  • Minnesota District Courts: Use the state map to find links to information about district courts.
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    Judicial Information: Other States:
    State and Local Government on the Web
    NLJ's State Court List

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    Links to Court Rules

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    Links to Court Forms

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    Ethics and Professional Conduct

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    Legislative Information
    Minnesota

    MN State Legislature: Contains full text of all versions of bills, full text of House and Senate journals, bill summaries, bill tracking information, full text of session laws, and Minnesota Statutes.

    Find Your Representative: District Finder from the MN Legislature
    Other States

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    Federal

    Congress: Members, bills, reports, committees

    • THOMAS - Library of Congress service for legislative information. Full text of House and Senate bills, Congressional Record, and the U.S. Constitution. All are searchable by keyword.
    • GPO Federal Digital System (FDsys): Includes congressional bills since 103d Congress, congressional reports and documents since 104th Congress, Congressional Record since 103d Congress, history of bills since 1983, public laws since 104th Congress, U.S. Code, House Rules Manual, Senate Manual, calendars, and directory.
    • House of Representatives Contains information about House member, committees, leadership, House floor schedules, committee hearing schedules, and other general information about the House.
    • Senate Contains information about Senators, committees, and legislative action.
    • U.S. Congress. Senate, House, & Executive Reports: search full text of Congressional reports.
    • Biographical Directory of the US Congress: 1774 to present.
    Federal Statutes, Laws, etc.
    • U.S. CodeSearch or browse the Code from the U.S. House of Representatives. (Check currency.) The database includes all official U.S. Code notes and appendices.
      • U.S. Code Classification Tables: These tables show where recently enacted laws will appear in the United States Code and which sections of the Code have been amended by those laws.
    • U.S. Code from Cornell Law School's LII. Access the code by title, by a Table of Popular Names, by citation, or search a title by keyword.
    • Compiled Acts with Amendments (contains cites to U.S. Code sections):
    • THOMAS - Library of Congress service for legislative information. Full text of House and Senate bills, Congressional Record, and the U.S. Constitution. All are searchable by keyword.

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    Local

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    Federal Executive/Administrative Law
    Selected list of Federal Agencies and Services:

    USA.Gov Executive Branch: An official US government web site. Search or browse a list for agencies.
    SearchGov.com: Another way to find federal agencies.
    FedWorld a collection of federal databases maintained by the NTIS, containing scientific and related business information.

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    Minnesota Executive/Administrative Law

    Minnesota Official Notices and Rules:
    Minnesota Rulemaking Guides:
    Minnesota Administrative Decisions:

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    Selected Minnesota Agency Information:

    Minnesota.gov : general access to Minnesota government information to State Agencies, Boards, Commissions.

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    Other States Executive/Administrative Law

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    Library Catalogs, Indexes, Files
    MnPALS Libraries
    State agencies, state colleges and universities, Hill Reference, others.

    A.G. Library Library Catalog  
    State Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Legislative Reference Library Library Catalog Information
    Historical Society Library Library Catalog Information
    All state agency libraries Library Catalog Information
    Hill Reference Library Library Catalog Information
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    Law School Libraries

    University of Minnesota Library Catalog Information
    Hamline University Law Library Library Catalog Information
    St. Thomas Law Library Library Catalog Information
    William Mitchell College of Law Library Catalog Information back to Main Menu

    County Law Libraries

    Anoka County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Carver County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Dakota County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Hennepin County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Ramsey County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Scott County Law Library Library Catalog Information
    Washington County Law Library Library Catalog Information

    Directory of Minnesota County Law Libraries


    Public Libraries

    Anoka County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Carver County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Dakota County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Hennepin County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Ramsey County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Scott County Public Library Library Catalog Information
    St. Paul Public Library Library Catalog Information
    Washington County Public Library Library Catalog Information

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    Periodical Indexes (May require passwords or authorization)
    • MNLink: Minnesota library gateway includes indexes to newspapers and periodicals in all subject areas and includes full-text of many articles.
    • MEDLINE Plus: from the National Library of Medicine. Choose Health Topics for links on common diseases and conditions and simplified Medline.
      • PubMed: Search MEDLINE from the National Library of Medicine.
    • Minnesota Magazine Index: Index of articles that appeared in nine Minnesota magazines from 1991 to 2005.

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    Other World Wide Web Sites by Topic
    Legal Sites - Topical

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    Legal Sites - General
    • Cornell Legal Information Institute Contains one the Internet's most extensive collections of primary and secondary law materials for federal, state, and international sources.
    • FindLaw contains an index with links to legal sources and allows searches of the index and searches of the full text law reviews on the WWW.
    • LawMoose: Home of the Minnesota Legal Web.
    • Library of Congress: includes information about the collection of the library, copyright information circulars, ability to search copyright files, U.S. Congressional information, links to information from other federal government agencies, and much more.
    • WashLaw A service of Washburn Law School, WashLaw is another extensive site containing primary and secondary law materials for federal, state, and international sources.

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    Law Reviews and Journals
    • Bench and Bar of Minnesota: read selected articles or browse an index of articles since 1995 by subject or author.
    • Minnesota Lawyer: weekly legal news from Finance & Commerce.
    • Law Journals access from WashLaw. Search the full-text of law journals on the Internet plus an annotated list of journals available.

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    Company & Business Information

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    News
    Minnesota Newspapers: a listing of all Minnesota newspapers with links to more than 50 Minnesota newspapers' web sites and e-mail addresses.

    AlltheWeb News: indexes newspaper web sites throughout the day. Good for finding very recent news articles. Includes indexing for the Star Tribune.
    AJR News Link: American Journalism Review presents links to U.S. and Canadian papers cross-indexed by category, state and province. Also provides links to campus papers and newspapers worldwide.
    Newspaper Archives on the Web: Newspaper links on this page are listed by state with dates of coverage. Access to those papers designated as Infinet can be accessed without charge on the 1050 NCL library search PC next to the window. Check with library staff for access instructions.
    HeadlineSpot links to US and world news sources, including newswires.

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    Directories
    Associations Attorneys Geographical Government - Minnesota Government - Nationwide Government - Federal Judges White and Yellow Pages & Reverse Directories

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    Reference
    This section includes: dictionaries, general reference, encyclopedias, quotations, and statistics.

    Dictionaries

    General Reference Web Sites
    • Answers.com: returns answers to your search from relevant sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, etc.
    • Bartleby.com contains encyclopedias, world fact book, dictionaries, style manuals, and other reference works.
    • Fugitive Fact File: a service of the Hennepin County Library, locates hard-to-find and elusive information.
    • GPO Style Manual - search by keyword or browse by chapter.
    • ipl2 - "Information you can trust": the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index.
    • RefDesk.Com - "The single best source for facts on the Internet"
    • Robert's Rules of Order, 2000 ed. Browse the table of contents or search by keyword.
    • Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. The classic work of rules of usage and principles of composition. Browse the table of contents or search by keyword.
    Statistics/Rankings

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    Public Records - Minnesota