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Federal Supreme Court (Highest Instance)

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government. The Court is composed of nine judges including the chief justice, nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" of the Senate. Article III, 1, of the Constitution provides that "[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

Supreme Court of the United States

Federal Appellate Courts

The United States Courts of Appeals (Circuit Courts) are the intermediate appellate courts of the United States federal courts. The court decides on appeals from the federal district courts in its federal judicial circuit. There are cuurently 13 Corts of Appeals in the USA. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has a nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of subject areas.

1st Circuit Court of Appeals (MA,ME,NH,RI)
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals (NY,VT,CT)
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals (PA,NY,DE)
4th Circuit Court of Appeals (SC,NC,WV,VA,MD)
5th Circuit Court of Appeals (TX,LA,MS)
6th Circuit Court of Appeals (TN,KY,OH,MI)
7th Circuit Court of Appeals (WI,IL,IN)
8th Circuit Court of Appeals (ND,SD,MN,NE,IA,MO,AR)
9th Circuit Court of Appeals (WA,MT,OR,ID,CA,NV,AZ,AK,HI)
10th Circuit Court of Appeals (WY,UT,CO, KS,NM,OK)
11th Circuit Court of Appeals (GE,AL,FL)
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Federal District Courts

The US district courts are the first instance courts of the federal court system. District courts have jurisdiction to hear all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. There are 94 federal judicial districts.

Alabama Middle District Court (11th Circuit)
Alabama Northern District Court (11th Circuit)
Alabama Southern District Court (11th Circuit)
Alaska District Court (9th Circuit)
Arizona District Court (9th Circuit)
Arkansas Eastern District Court (8th Circuit)
Arkansas Western District Court (8th Circuit)
California Central District Court (9th Circuit)
California Eastern District Court (9th Circuit)
California Northern District Court (9th Circuit)
California Southern District Court (9th Circuit)
Central District Court of California
Colorado District Court (10th Circuit)
Connecticut District Court (2nd Circuit)
Delaware District Court (3rd Circuit)
District of Columbia District Court
Florida Middle District Court (11th Circuit)
Florida Northern District Court (11th Circuit)
Florida Southern District Court (11th Circuit)
Georgia Middle District Court (11th Circuit)
Georgia Northern District Court (11th Circuit)
Georgia Southern District Court (11th Circuit)
Hawaii District Court (9th Circuit)
Idaho District Court (9th Circuit)
Illinois Central District Court (7th Circuit)
Illinois Northern District Court (7th Circuit)
Illinois Southern District Court (7th Circuit)
Indiana Northern District Court (7th Circuit)
Indiana Southern District Court (7th Circuit)
Iowa Northern District Court (8th Circuit)
Iowa Southern District Court (8th Circuit)
Kansas District Court (10th Circuit)
Kentucky Eastern District Court (6th Circuit)
Kentucky Western District Court (6th Circuit)
Louisiana Eastern District Court (5th Circuit)
Louisiana Middle District Court (5th Circuit)
Louisiana Western District Court (5th Circuit)
Maine District Court (1st circuit)
Maryland District Court (4th Circuit)
Massachusetts District Court (1st Circuit)
Michigan Eastern District Court (6th Circuit)
Michigan Western District Court (6th Circuit)
Minnesota District Court (8th Circuit)
Mississippi Northern District Court (5th Circuit)
Mississippi Southern District Court (5th Circuit)
Missouri Eastern District Court (8th Circuit)
Missouri Western District Court (8th Circuit)
Montana District Court (9th Circuit)
Montana Federal District Court
Nebraska District Court (8th Circuit)
Nevada District Court (9th Circuit)
New Hampshire District Court (1st Circuit)
New Jersey District Court (3rd Circuit)
New Mexico District Court (10th Circuit)
New York Eastern District Court (2nd Circuit)
New York Northern District Court (2nd Circuit)
New York Southern District Court (2nd Circuit)
New York Western District Court (2nd Circuit)
North Carolina Eastern District Court (4th Circuit)
North Carolina Middle District Court (4th Circuit)
North Carolina Western District Court (4th Circuit)
North Dakota District Court (8th Circuit)
Ohio Northern District Court (6th Circuit)
Ohio Southern District Court (6th Circuit)
Oklahoma Eastern District Court (10th Circuit)
Oklahoma Nortern District Court (10th Circuit)
Oklahoma Western District Court (10th Circuit)
Oregon District Court (9th Circuit)
Pennsylvania Eastern District Court (3rd Circuit)
Pennsylvania Middle District Court (3rd Circuit)
Pennsylvania Western District Court (3rd Circuit)
Puerto Rico District Court (1st Circuit)
Rhode Island District Court (1st Circuit)
South Carolina District Court (4th Circuit)
South Dakota District Court (8th Circuit)
Tennessee Eastern District Court (6th Circuit)
Tennessee Middle District Court (6th Circuit)
Tennessee Western District Court (6th Circuit)
Texas Eastern District Court (5th Circuit)
Texas Northern District Court (5th Circuit)
Texas Southern District Court (5th Circuit)
Texas Western District Court (5th Circuit)
Utah District Court (10th Circuit)
Vermont District Court (2nd Circuit)
Virginia Eastern District Court (4th Circuit)
Virginia Western District Court (4th Circuit)
Washington Eastern District Court (9th Circuit)
Washington Western District Court (9th Circuit)
West Virginia Northern District Court (4th Circuit)
West Virginia Southern District Court (4th Circuit)
Wisconsin Eastern District Court (7th Circuit)
Wisconsin Western District Court (7th Circuit)
Wyoming District Court (10th Circuit)

State Supreme Court

The State supreme court is the highest state court in the state court system. The Court hears appeals of the lower state courts on which it will not reconsider facts.

Alabama Supreme Court
Alaska Supreme Court
Arizona Supreme Court
Arkansas Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
Colorado Supreme Court
Connecticut Supreme Court
Delaware Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Florida Supreme Court
Georgia Supreme Court
Hawaii Supreme Court
Idaho Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
Indiana Supreme Court
Iowa Supreme Court
Kansas Supreme Court
Kentucky Supreme Court
Louisiana Supreme Court
Maine Supreme Court
Maryland Supreme Court (Court of Appeals)
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Michigan Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court
Mississippi State Supreme Court
Missouri Supreme Court
Montana Supreme Court
Nebraska Supreme Court
Nevada Supreme Court
New Hampshire Supreme Court
New Jersey Supreme Court
New Mexico Supreme Court
New York Supreme Court (Court of Appeal)
North Carolina Supreme Court
North Dakota Supreme Court
Ohio Supreme Court
Oklahoma Supreme Court
Oregon Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Rhode Island Supreme Court
South Carolina Supreme Court
South Dakota Supreme Court
Tennessee Supreme Court
Texas Supreme Court
Utah Supreme Court
Vermont Supreme Court
Virginia Supreme Court
Washington Supreme Court
West Virginia Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Wyoming Supreme Court

State Appellate Courts

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
Alaska Court of Appeal
Arizona Court of Appeal
Arizona Court of Appeal Div 1
Arizona Court of Appeal Div 2
Arkansas Court of Appeal
California Courts of Appeal
Colorado Court of Appeals
Connecticut Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal Idaho
Florida Court of Appeal
Georgia Appeal Court
Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
Idaho Court of Appeals
Illinois Court of Appeal
Indiana Court of Appeal
Iowa Court of Appeals
Kansas Court of Appeal
Kentucky Court of Appeals
Louisiana Court of Appeal
Maryland Court of Appeal
Massachusetts Court of Appeal
Michigan Court of Appeal
Minnesota Court of Appeals
Mississippi Court of Appeal
Missouri Court of Appeal
Nebraska Court of Appeals
New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
New Mexico Court of Appeals
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
North Carolina Court of Appeal
North Dakota Court of Appeals
Ohio Court of Appeal
Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Oregon Court of Appeals
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Pennsylvania Superior Court
South Carolina Court of Appeal
Tennessee Court of Appeal
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Texas Court of Appeal
Utah Court of Appeal
Virginia Court of Appeal
Washington Court of Appeal
Wisconsin Court of Appeals

First Instance Courts

Alabama Courts
Alaska Courts
Arizona Courts
Arkansas Courts
California Courts
California Courts
California Kern County Court
California Superior Courts
Colorado Courts
Connecticut Courts
Delaware Courts
Florida State Courts
Hawaii Courts
Idaho Courts
Illinois Courts
Iowa Courts
Kansas Courts
Kentucky Courts
Lousiana Courts
Maine Courts
Maryland Courts
Michigan Courts
Minnesota District Courts
Mississippi Circuit Courts
Montana Courts
Nebraska District Courts
Nevada County Courts
New Hampshire Courts
New Jersey Courts
New Mexico Courts
North Carolina district courts
North Dakota District Courts
Ohio Municipal Courts
Oregon Circuit Courts
Philadelphia Courts (Pennsylvania)
Pierce Country courts (Washington)
Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts (Arizona)
Rhode Island Courts
Sacramento County Superior Court (California)
San Diego Municipal Court (California)
San Diego Superior Court (California)
San Francisco Superior Court (California)
Santa Clara County Superior Court (California)
Santa Cruz County Superior Court (California)
South Carolina Judicial Branche
South Dakota Circuit Courts
Tennessee State Courts
Texas County Courts
Utah State Courts
Vermont Courts
Washington Courts
West Virginia Courts
Wisconsin Circuit Courts

Other Courts

Bankruptcy Courts
Court of Federal Claims
Court of International Trade
Juvenile Courts
Montana Federal Bankruptcy Court
US Tax Court

Jurisprudence (Case Law)

1st Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
4th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
5th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
6th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
8th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
10th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions
Alaska Court of Appeals Decisions
Alaska Supreme Court Decisions
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Opinions
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Opinions
Disctrict Court New York Eastern Disctrict Opionions (2nd Circuit)
District Court Alabama Northern District Opinions (11th Circuit)
District Court Alabama Southern District Opinions (11th Circuit)
District Court Arizona Opinions (9th Circuit)
District Court California Central District Opinions (9th Circuit)
District Court California Northern District Opinions (9th Circuit)
District Court Colorado Opinions (10th Circuit)
District Court Connecticut Opinions (2nd Circuit)
District Court Florida Southern District Opinions (11th Circuit)
District Court Georgia Middle District Opinions (11th Circuit)
District Court Illinois Southern District Opinions (7th Circuit)
District Court Iowa Northern District Opinions (8th Circuit)
District Court Louisiana Middle District Opinions (5th Circuit)
District Court Maine Opinions (1st circuit)
District Court Maryland Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court Massachusetts Opinions (1st Circuit)
District Court Missouri Eastern District Opinions (*th Circuit)
District Court Nevada Opinions (9th Circuit)
District Court New Hamsphire Opinions (1st Circuit)
District Court North Carolina Eastern District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court North Carolina Middle District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court North Carolina Western District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court Noth Dakota Opinions (8th Circuit)
District Court Ohio Northern District Opinions (6th Circuit)
District Court Pennsylvania Middle Disctrict Opinions (3rd Circuit)
District Court Pennsylvania Western Disctrict Opinions (3rd Circuit)
District Court South Carolina Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court Tennessee Easterm District Opinions (^th Circuit)
District Court Texas Northern District Opinions (5th Circuit)
District Court Texas Southern District Opinions (5th Circuit)
District Court Utah Opinions (10th Circuit)
District Court Virginia Western District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court West Virginia Northern District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court West Virginia Southern District Opinions (4th Circuit)
District Court Wisconsin Western District Opinions (7th Circuit)
District Court Wyoming Opinions (10th Circuit)
Ditcrict Court Rhode Island Opinions (1st Circuit)
Eleventh Circuit Published Opinions
Hawaii Appellate Court Decisions
Indiana Appellate Court Opinions
Maryland Appellate Court Opinions
Michigan Court of Appeals Opinions
Ninth Circuit Court Decisions (Findlaw)
North Carolina Court of Appeals Decisions
Oklahoma State Courts Network (Statutes & Opinions)
South Carolina Supreme Court Opinions
Supreme Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions database (by Findlaw)
Supreme Court of Florida Opinions
Trade Secrets Case Law Database
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court Cases-Cornell
Virginia Supreme Court Opinions

Judiciary (general)

Alalinc Alabama Court Network
Court Locator (Judicial Map)
Court TV
Federal Court
Federal Courts of Appeals Finder
LegalEthics.com
National Center for State Courts

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