Federal and State constitutions, statutes and code.
Other comprehensive sites with addresses for state court opinions.
City, County, and Municipal Codes
Official website for searching the U.S. Government
Congress http://thomas.loc.gov - Current topics.
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html A more direct link.
Full text of legislation, amendments, committee reports, bill summary and status, Congressional Record. Links to legal resources on the Internet.
House of Representatives Internet Law Library: federal law, law of states by subject, links to state codes
Full text search based on word or phrase (Federal Register 1994 - current).
Includes full text of US code. Access by key word search.
Code of Federal Regulations
National Archives and Records Administration site
A browsable front end to the CFR materials on the GPO Access site. May work a bit better, easier to navigate, and understand than the GPO site.
Decisions of the US Supreme Court; 1990-present, current term, & 300 of the court’s most important decisions through the whole period of its existence. Provides links to various sites providing comprehensive coverage of opinions from 1937 through 1990.
U.S. Court of Appeals
Opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for various Circuits, District, Bankruptcy and Article 1 Courts.
Other Starting Points
A very good legal research site for non-attorneys
Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington
Provides links to current law journals.
University of Southern California - comprehensive legal information site. Click on Legal Links subject index.
University of Michigan - Federal documents center.
Guide to Law Online (GLIN)