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Fifty State Reference Desk

This page contains links to information for all 50 states. It includes links to all 50 states Legislatures' home pages, state statutes, state constitutions, state government home pages, and state court opinions.

State Constitutions

The National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=17173
This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states. This is a very comprehensive website.

Cornell LII
http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html
Cornel LII is an encompassing website. It contains a wide variety of legal reference areas, including state and federal court decisions(cases), links to legislative home pages by state, and links to statues by topic and state list. It also contains links to statutes and other materials. It is listed again below the appropriate categories.

Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/index.html
Findlaw is another all-inclusive website. It contains a wide variety of legal reference areas, including state and federal court decisions (cases), links to legislative home pages by state, and links to statutes by topic and state list. It is listed in the appropriate categories below.

Washlaw on the Web
http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/index.html
Washlaw is the website developed by Washington University School of Law. It provides access to applicable resources and legal reference areas, including state and federal court decisions (cases), links to legislative home pages by state, and links to statues by topic and state list. It also contains links to statutes and other materials. It is listed again below in the appropriate categories.

Public Library of Law
http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx
This is a private site which provides a wide variety of legal state reference materials. It has state and federal Constitutions, cases from all 50 states back to 1997, federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, regulations, court rules, and a wide variety of state legal resources. It is listed again below in the appropriate categories.

U.S. State Constitutions and Web Sites
http://www.constitution.org/cons/usstcons.htm
U.S. State Constitutions and Web Sites is a private web site that has links to all state Constitutions and varied other state resources for each of the 50 states.

State Court Decisions (Cases)

Find Law
http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/
See description above. The site provides Links to state and federal cases by list. Check dates of availability.

Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com/
Google advanced search provides the best search options. It allows cross-state and multi-state searches. The site also contains Federal Circuits Court of Appeals cases.

Public Library of Law
http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx
Cases from all 50 states back to 1997. Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states. regulations, court rules, constitutions, and a wide variety of state legal resources.

LexisOne
http://www.lexisone.com/lx1/caselaw/freecaselaw
This is an online free version of Lexis for cases. It only provides the last ten years of state cases.

Justia Laws: Cases and Codes
http://law.justia.com
Cases from all 50 states back to 1997. Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states. Regulations, court rules, constitutions, and a wide variety of state legal resources.

Cornell
http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html
50 states statutes by jurisdiction

State Legislative Home Page - State Codes (Statutes)

The National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=17173
This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states. This is a very comprehensive website.

Washlaw on the Web
http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/index.html
A compendium of websites for all states organized in a state by state list with links to all 50 states.

Cornell LII
http://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html
50 states statutes listed by state

Cornell
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/state_statutes
50 states statutes by Topic:

Cornell
http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html
50 states statutes by jurisdiction

State Websites

USA.gov
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml
The site is the official U.S. government site for information and services. This site provides links to all 50 states home page and other pertinent information about the states.

State and Local Government on the Net
http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-sc.cfm
A directory of all 50 State, County, and City websites

Washlaw on the Web
http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/index.html
This site features a compendium of websites for all states and a state list with links to all 50 states.

General State Information

Global Computing
http://www.globalcomputing.com/states.html
Information for all 50 states and cities.

Infoplease
http://www.infoplease.com/states.html
Links to all 50 states with information on government and the individual states