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Case Law - What It Is & Where to Find It: Reporters

Supreme Court Reporters

Federal Reporters





Cases Reported


 United States Reports 



Supreme Court cases




Supreme Court Reporter



 Supreme Court cases


Lawyer's Edition

(L. Ed., L. Ed. 2d)


Supreme Court cases



 Federal Reporter

(F., F.2d, F. 3d)


 Circuit Court of Appeals cases



 Federal Supplement

       (F. Supp.,         F. Supp. 2d)


Federal District Court cases 



West's National Reporter System

West’s National Reporter System was created in 1887 by John B. West.

It includes Regional & some Federal Reporters. The reporters contain full court opinions plus editorial enhancements such as: a synopsis of the case, headnotes and key numbers. They are unofficial reporters.

West Regional Reporters




                Cases Reported                  (all published by West)

Atlantic    Reporter  

(A., A.2d)   

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & Vermont cases 

 North Eastern       Reporter       

(N.E., N.E.2d)   

    Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts,    New York & Ohio cases

  North Western       Reporter      

(N.W., N.W.2d)  

        Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,                 Nebraska, North Dakota,        South Dakota & Wisconsin cases

     Pacific             Reporter      

(P., P.2d, P.3d)

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming cases

  South Eastern   Reporter

 (S.E., S.E.2d)   

            Georgia, North Carolina,                  South Carolina, Virginia &       West Virginia cases

 South Western      Reporter    

(S.W., S.W.2d, S.W.3d)   

Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee &Texas cases

     Southern           Reporter          

   (S., S.2d)      

        Alabama, Florida, Louisiana         & Mississippi cases


New York State Reporters

New York State Reporters



                                              Cases Reported   




New York Reports

(N.Y., N.Y.2d, N.Y.3d)

N.Y. Court of Appeals cases



Appellate Division Reports 

(A.D., A.D. 2d, A.D.3d)


N.Y. Appellate Division cases


Miscellaneous Reports

   (Misc.,     Misc. 2d, Misc. 3d)

                                              New York Trial Courts:          The Supreme Courts,                District Courts,                     County Courts,                 all other lower courts       & Appellate Term 


New York Supplement 

(N.Y.S., N.Y.S.2d)


      All New York Cases:         All Courts as listed above