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Constitutional Law

A guide to various sources for Constitutional Law research and where to locate them.


Besides searching just the U.S. Supreme Court cases, cases covering constitutional law can be located in Westlaw under the Westlaw Topic Number 92.  Some of the specifc areas of constitutional law are futher divided by key number, including:

Constitutional Rights In General, k1050-k1129
First Amendment In General, k1150-k1209
Freedom of Religions and Conscience, k1290-k1429
Equal Protection, k3000-k3839


LexisNexis also provides access to all documents (primary and secondary) under its Constitutional Law topic.


Researchers can also search for cases in print in the digests.

United States Supreme Court Digest (West)
LAW FEDERAL 1st floor  KF 101.1 .W47

Digest of United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition (LexisNexis)
LAW FEDERAL 1st floor  KF 101.1 .L39
Cancelled in 2011

Federal Digest (West)
LAW FEDERAL 1st floor  KF 127 .F43

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