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Case Reporters

Kentucky State Cases are published in the South Western Reporter Series.

United States Supreme Court Cases are published in three sets of books.  The same case appears in three different reporter series:

United States Reports (U.S.) -- shelved in Government Documents collection--JU 6.8

Supreme Court Reporter (S. Ct.) --  Current

United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition (L.Ed.) --

377 U.S. 533, 84 S.Ct. 1362, 12 L.Ed.2d 506-- These citations are known as parallel citations.  They all refer to the same case in the three different sets of books.

Federal Case Reporters

  • Federal Reporter:  F., F. 2d, and F.3d -- Current

                  Federal United States Courts of Appeal Cases

  • Federal Supplement, F. Supp. and F. Supp. 2d-- Current

                  Federal United States District Court Cases

State and Regional Case Reporters

  • Atlantic Reporter:            A., A.2d, A.3d -- Not Current
  • California Reporter:          Cal. Rptr., Cal. Rptr.2d, Cal. Rptr.3d  -- Not Current
  • New York Supplement:     N.Y.S., N.Y.S.2d  -- Not Current    
  • North Eastern Reporter:   N.E., N.E.2d -- Not Current   
  • North Western Reporter:   N.W., N.W.2d --   Not Current
  • Pacific Reporter:              P., P.2d, P.3d  -- Not Current   
  • South Eastern Reporter:   S.E., S.E.2d  -- Not Current  
  • South Western Reporter:  S.W., S.W.2d, S.W.3d  contains Kentucky court cases -- Current
  • Southern Reporter:           So., So.2d, So.3d -- Not Current

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