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How to Find Cases

Use this guide to learn how to find federal and state legal cases.

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar includes both federal and state legal opinions. From the main Google Scholar search page, select the radio button for "Case law." Type your case citation or case name in the search box and click the Search button.  Keyword searches of the full text of case opinions may also be conducted from this screen. Searches may be limited to federal courts and/or to particular state courts.