Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Case Reporter

OFC80: Professor Diana Yohe,
Email Address dyohe@bristol.mass.edu,
Campus Extension 2404 or 2123
 

Federal

Massachusetts

United States Reports (U.S.)
(Print version not held at LRC)
(Web site contains decisions from 1893 – present)

Official source, not annotated.   Contains U.S. Supreme Court decisions, published by the government, and arranged chronologically by the date of the decision.

United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers’ Edition  (L.Ed.) 1790-1882

Ref. KF 101 UN3 W32
Supreme Court Reporter
(S.Ct.) 1882-present
(
Title page:  Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States)
Ref. KF 101 UN3 W52

Unofficial source, annotated.   Contains U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  Annotations and other editorial features such as headnotes, topics and key numbers, provide added insight into the opinions.  Opinions in the Supreme Court Reporter are indexed by subject in the Supreme Court Digest.

Federal Reporter  (F.)
Federal Reporter, Second Series
(F.2d.)

Federal Reporter, Third Series (F.3d.)
(Web site reports decisions from mid-1990’s – present)
(Print version not held at LRC)

Unofficial source, annotated. Began publication in 1880 of decisions of both the district and circuit courts but in 1932 discontinued district court reporting and now just covers decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeal (also called Circuit Courts of which there are 13 in the United States).  

Federal Supplement (F.Supp.)
Federal Supplement, Second Series (F.Supp.2d)
(Print version not held at LRC)
(Web site has opinions from the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, Nov. 2001 – present)

Unofficial publication, annotated.  Began publication in 1932 of selected U.S. District Court decisions.   

Massachusetts Reports (Mass.)
(Print version not held at LRC)
(Web site contains decisions from 1997 – present)

Official source, not annotated.  Began in 1804, it contains the state’s Supreme Judicial Court decisions.   It is published in weekly “advance sheets,” which are cumulated into bound volumes.  Each volume contains a table of cases reported and a subject index.

Massachusetts Decisions Reported in North Eastern Reporter
(N.E.) 1885-1936
Ref. KFM 2429 M2

Massachusetts Decisions Reported in North Eastern Reporter, 2d series (N.E.2d) 
Ref. KFM 2429 M2
 
1936-present

Unofficial source, annotated. Contains reports of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court cases as they appear in the North Eastern Reporter.  Each volume contains a table of cases, and, beginning with vol. 208 of the N.E.2d, a mini-digest (arranged by subject) of cases reported is also contained in each volume.  Citations to cases found in Mass. Decisions are cited to the North Eastern Reporter.   Massachusetts opinions found here and in the North Eastern Reporter are indexed by subject in the Massachusetts Digest. 

North Eastern Reporter
(N.E.)
North Eastern Reporter, 2d series
(N.E.2d)
(Not held at LRC)

Unofficial source, annotated.  A regional reporting publication that includes decisions from The Court of Appeals in New York (First and Second Series) and Supreme and intermediate appellate courts in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts and Ohio.  Opinions in the North Eastern Reporter can be found using the Massachusetts Digest. 

Massachusetts Appeals Court Reports
 (Mass.App.Ct.)
(Print version not held at LRC)
(Web site contains decisions from 1997 – present)
Official source, not annotated.  Began in 1972, it contains the state’s Appeals Court  decisions