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New York State
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NYCRR Digital Archive
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Statistical Information 
U.S. Census Bureau Statistical information 
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National Center for State Courts 
Federal Courts
I. Supreme Court of the United States
Official Site
Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Transcripts of Supreme Court Nomination Hearings (1971 - forward)
Recent Decisions
U.S. Supreme Court (2008 term to date) 
LII - via Cornell University (1990 to date) 
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New York State Courts
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New York Courts and Law Guide 
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LII - Cornell - New York Court of Appeals Decisions (1990-Forward) 
New York State Court Pass - Public Information Search for the Court of Appeals
I. New York State Court Rules
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New York State Court of Claims Information and Recent Decisions


Federal Statutes and Legislative Materials
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United States Constitution

The Constitution of the United States 
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Commentaries and Historical Text Provided by the Law Libraryof Congress

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Legal Information Institute (Cornell) - U.S. Code 
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IV. Federal Legislative History
Congressional Record 
 New York State Statutes and Legislative Materials
 I. New York State Legislative Materials and Bills
 NY Senate
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 III. New York Legislative History
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New York Local Government Websites
I. New York State Local Government Resources
The New York State Data Center 
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The New York State Newspaper Project 
II. Long Island Local Government Resources
Nassau County Government 
Suffolk County Government
Local Government Sites Research Guide (via Live-brary) 
Municipal Codes
General Code
Municipal Code Corporation


I. General Legal and Business Forms 
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III. Federal Forms 
USA GSA Federal Forms Library 
Legal Directories (Find an Attorney)
Alumni of Touro Law at the Community Justice Center 
Findlaw Attorney Directory 
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Legal Journals & Periodicals 
Digital Commons (Touro Law) 
FindLaw: Academic Law Journals and Law Reviews 
SSRN - Social Science Research Network 
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Legal Newspapers (legal news from National and State Journals)  
National Law Journal
New York Law Journal  
Legal Research (Free) & Public Law Libraries
Cornell's Legal Information Institute 
Hieros Gamos 
Public Law Library - Bronx (E-Research Available) 
Public Law Library - Brooklyn (E-Research Available)
Public Law Library - Queens (Provides Free Online Research Sites & E-Research)
Public Law Library - Staten Island
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The Virtual Chase 


American Bar Association 
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New York State
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Queens Bar Association
Richmond County, Staten Island Bar Association