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West’s Instructional Aid Series. The National Reporter System ®. West’s Instructional Aid Series. Contents. Introduction: Case Law, the Courts, and the Doctrine of Precedent The National Reporter System Case Enhancements The Topic and Key Number System The Key Number Digests
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West\'s Instructional Aid Series The National Reporter System ®

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West\'s Instructional Aid Series Contents Introduction: Case Law, the Courts, and the Doctrine of Precedent The National Reporter System Case Enhancements The Topic and Key Number System The Key Number Digests Topic and Key Number Research Custom Digests on Westlaw ®

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Introduction: Case Law, the Courts, and the Doctrine of Precedent Back to Contents

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Introduction Case Law: The Courts Trial courts are the section to the court framework. Trial courts are the place lawyers exhibit proof and make contentions, and a judge or a judge and jury make conclusions of law and certainty. Re-appraising courts hear bids of trial court choices to figure out if there were blunders of law in the trial court choice, for example, in the affirmation of proof or in jury guidelines. (There might be more than one level of investigative court. A more elevated amount redrafting court, for example, a preeminent court, hears requests from a middle of the road re-appraising court choice.)

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Introduction Case Law: The Courts There is a government arrangement of trial and investigative courts. Area courts are the government trial level courts. Circuit courts and United States Supreme Court are the government investigative courts. Every state has an arrangement of trial and re-appraising courts. The quantity of re-appraising levels fluctuates from state to state however every state has a trial-level court and no less than one level of redrafting court.

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Introduction Federal Court System State Court Systems District courts (trial-level) (Southern District of New York, District of Minnesota) State trial-level courts Most, however not all, states have no less than one level of moderate court(s) of appeal(s) Courts of bids for the 13 government circuits State incomparable court United States Supreme Court

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Introduction Case Law: The Courts Appellate courts have control over trial courts in a particular geographic range or ward. Government District of Minnesota cases are heard in the purview of the Eighth Circuit and its choices can be advanced just to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the eighth Circuit. Choices of the circuit courts can be requested just to the United States Supreme Court.

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Introduction Case Law: The Doctrine of Precedent (Stare Decisis) Precedents are earlier cases in the ward that are shut truth be told or legitimate standards to the case in thought. The tenet of point of reference manages that choices came to in past cases in similar ward managing the same or comparative issues ought to be taken after unless there is a justifiable reason motivation to go astray.

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Introduction The Doctrine of Precedent The choice of a court is restricting power on that court and on the lower courts in similar locale when choosing genuinely comparable issues. The regulation of point of reference is established on a feeling of reasonableness and the conviction that choices ought to be steady and not discretionary so that the lawful results of direct can be anticipated.

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Introduction The Doctrine of Precedent The teaching of point of reference clarifies why lawyers require access to earlier cases chose by the most elevated court in the ward. Cases chose in another locale, in spite of the fact that not authoritative as point of reference, might be a significant wellspring of lawful thinking for an issue not beforehand tended to in the ward.

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Question The convention of point of reference directs that Cases from different wards can\'t impact a case in the purview Case law in a locale can never go astray from points of reference Precedents in the ward ought to be taken after unless there is a justifiable reason motivation to veer off All of the above

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Question The principle of point of reference manages that Cases from different locales can\'t impact a case in the locale Case law in a locale can never go amiss from points of reference Precedents in the ward ought to be taken after unless there is a justifiable reason motivation to go amiss All of the above

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The National Reporter System Back to Contents

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National Reporter System Case Law Without a sound, uniform method for getting to cases from all state and government wards, discovering cases talking about comparative purposes of law would be gigantically troublesome. The National Reporter System composes both government and state case law into a strong assemblage of law that can be explored inside and crosswise over locales.

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National Reporter System Case Law Since 1879, West\'s National Reporter System has ordered cases from state and government courts and sorted out them into different columnist sets. Volumes in a set are numbered sequentially. Another arrangement beginning with volume 1 is started when one arrangement turns out to be excessively awkward, e.g., the volume taking after 999 F.Supp . is 1 F.Supp.2d.

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National Reporter System Federal Case Law Federal locale (trial) level courts are distributed in the Federal Supplement ® . Just a choice of area court cases is accounted for. Reference arrange: 75 F.Supp. 225 13 F.Supp.2d 881 These cases are on Westlaw in the DCT and DCT-OLD databases.

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National Reporter System Federal Case Law U.S. area court cases can be engaged the Federal Circuit court that hears claims from that locale. There are 13 U.S. circuit courts of request. The choices of the circuit courts are distributed in the Federal Reporter ® . Reference design: 333 F.2d 120 37 F.3d 300

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National Reporter System The Thirteen Federal Judicial Circuits The Federal Reporter cases are on Westlaw in the CTA and CTA-OLD databases.

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National Reporter System Federal Case Law Cases can be claimed from the circuit courts of speaks to the United States Supreme Court. Choices of the United States Supreme Court are distributed in the Supreme Court Reporter ® . Reference organize: 99 S.Ct. 331. These cases are on Westlaw in the SCT and SCT-OLD databases.

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National Reporter System Federal Case Law There are likewise government topical correspondents that are a piece of West\'s National Reporter System: Bankruptcy Reporter ® Federal Rules Decisions ® Military Justice Reporter ® Federal Claims Reporter ™

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National Reporter System State Case Law Only state re-appraising level suppositions are accounted for in the National Reporter System. Trial-level choices are not reported. Cases from every one of the 50 states are distributed in one of seven local columnists: Atlantic Reporter ® , Southern Reporter ® , South Eastern Reporter ® , South Western Reporter ® , North Eastern Reporter ® , North Western Reporter ® , and Pacific Reporter ® . There are roughly 30 state correspondents, which are reprints of one state\'s cases from a provincial columnist.

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National Reporter System The States Included in Each of the Seven Regional Reporters

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National Reporter System State Case Law This is the main page from a volume in the Pacific Reporter . It records the states that have cases distributed in the Pacific Reporter .

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National Reporter System Federal and State Case Law on Westlaw All cases from all the government journalists are in the ALLFEDS database. Every state has a Westlaw case law database. The identifiers are XX-CS, where XX is the state\'s two-letter postal shortened form. Illustrations: (NY-CS, FL-CS). All cases from each local columnist are in discrete databases, (NW, SW, SO, ATL, NE, PAC and SE). All cases from all state and provincial correspondents are in the ALLSTATES database. All cases from all state, provincial, and government correspondents are in the ALLCASES database.

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National Reporter System Updating Reporters Print slip suppositions (without revisions or upgrades) of individual cases are sent by the courts to government safe libraries not long after the cases are chosen. A slip-duplicate variant of the case by and large shows up on Westlaw inside two to twenty four hours of receipt of the case by West.

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National Reporter System This is a slip-duplicate feeling as chose and documented with the court. It is on Westlaw however has not yet been editorially improved by West lawyer editors.

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National Reporter System Updating Reporters Attorneys have admittance to everything except the latest cases through the propel sheets (which overhaul the hardbound columnists) and are issued at regular intervals. In the wake of experiencing an exhaustive publication prepare, a case by and large shows up in the proper journalist propel sheet inside six to eight weeks of receipt of the case.

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Question Which of the accompanying articulations is false? The National Reporter System was made in the mid-1950s to compose the incredibly growing number of court cases. Most re-appraising court cases and some government trial-level cases show up in no less than one correspondent set. There are jurisdictional journalists and there are topic columnists. Cases from each of the 50 states are distributed in the seven provincial journalists.

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Question Which of the accompanying explanations is false? The National Reporter System was made in the mid-1950s to arrange the significantly extending number of court cases. Most investigative court cases and some government trial-level cases show up in no less than one correspondent set. There are jurisdictional journalists and there are topic correspondents. Cases from every one of the 50 states are distributed in the seven territorial journalists.

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Attorney-Editorial Case Enhancements Back to Contents

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Case Enhancements Editorial Enhancements This slip feeling seems pretty much as composed by the judge and handled and recorded with the court. West lawyer editors take the dialect of the court, adjust blunders, and include highlights that are vital devices for the watchful scientist.

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Case Enhancements Editorial Scrutiny When West gets a slip assessment the original copy i

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