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Federal Courts


All Federal Courts  Links to websites for all federal courts, including US Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy, and Probation & Pretrial Services. 

Federal Court Locator 

Admin. Office Fed. Cts. Homepage for Federal Court system.

Federal Judicial Center  The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts to promote improvements in judicial administration. 


Federal Rules In Effect  The federal rules of practice and procedure govren litigation in the federal courts.  This site provices access to the federal rules and forms in effect, information on the rulemaking process (including proposed and pending rules amendments), and historical and archival records.

Federal Rules App. Pro   

Federal Rules Civ. Pro  

Federal Rules Crim Pro  

Federal Rules Evid 

S. Ct. Official  Homepage of the Supreme Court of the United States.

S. Ct. Opinions From 1893  FindLaw's searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893 (U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: U.S. Reports 150-, 1893-). Browsable by year and U.S. Reports volume number, and searchable by citation, case title and full text.

S. Ct. Briefs From Findlaw, from 1999 - 2007.

S. Ct. Papers  A comprehensive digital archive of all the available papers of the Supreme Court Justices dealing with selected civil rights cases.

S. Ct. News/Oyez   A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.

08th Cir. Ct. App.  Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

10th Cir. Ct. App.  Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Mo.  United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. Bank. Ct. E.D. Mo.   United States Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. Dist. Ct. W.D. Mo.  United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri

U.S. Bank Ct. W.D. Mo. United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Missouri

U.S. Dist. Ct. Ks. United States District Court of Kansas

U.S. Bank. Ct. Ks.  United States Bankruptcy Court of Kansas

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