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United States Courts of Appeal

boston college law library

Opinions

  • Dates: Varies by source
  • Access: Password required for LexisNexis, Pacer, Westlaw
  • Description: Provides full text of opinions; FindLaw provides links to opinions on official court web sites by circuit; LexisNexis (filename COURTS); Pacer, and Westlaw (filename CTA; CTA-OLD for pre-1945).

Records and Briefs

  • Dates: Varies by source
  • Access: Password required for Westlaw
  • Description: Provides full text of records and briefs filed before U.S. Courts of Appeal; Westlaw (filename CTA-BRIEF)

Docket and Case Information

  • Dates: Varies by court
  • Access: Password required for Pacer
  • Description: Fee-based access for individual court of appeals docket and case management data from Pacer; includes listing of all parties and participants including judges, attorneys, and trustees; chronology of dates of case events entered in the case record; claims registry; judgments or case status

Rules