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USA.Gov
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

--- Fedworld
FedWorld was established to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. Search 30 million government web pages.

--- Gov Spot
A non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online. This free resource offers a high-utility collection of top government and civic resources.

Federal Statistics
Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.

--- Sentencing Statistics
The Sourcebook of federal Sentencing Statistics.

Metalib: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

 

Legislative: Congress

Senate Home Page
Senate history; committees; bills; current events.

House Home Page
House of Representatives history; committees; bills; and current activities.

Legislative Research with Thomas
The Library of Congress site that offers access to bills; resolutions; committee information; presidential nominations; treaties, and more.

Congressional Record (101st Congress to today)
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Record is, to a large extent, a verbatim account of the floor proceedings of the House and Senate.

Browse Public Laws (93rd Congress to today)
Public laws. The site includes Congress session number to year conversion table.

United States Official Code
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Committee Reports (104th Congress to today)
"Congress divides its work among over two hundred committees, each of which issues regular reports on its activities."

 

Judicial: Federal Courts

United States Courts Home Page
Access to Federal courts, rules and forms.

Federal Judicial Center
The research and education agency of the federal judicial system.

Supreme Court
Decisions, dockets and briefs.

--- Supreme Court Decisions since 1990
"Decisions since 1990 are made available under the auspices of Project Hermes."

--- Historical Supreme Court Decisions (from Fedworld/FLITE)
Full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions issued between 1937 and 1975.

--- Summary of Cases from the Present (and Past) Terms
Maintained by the Oyez Project. They list cases from 1792 to the present. and show the progress of each case from docket to decision.

--- Previews of Oral Arguments
From Cornell's Legal Information Institute. Features week-by-week previews of upcoming oral arguments.

Circuit and District Court Decisions
From Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute.

Court Rules / Court Forms
Links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets.

 

Executive: The President / Agencies

The White House
Includes a summary of the basic structures of the government.

The Federal Register (since 1994)
The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

The Code of Federal Regulations
"The CFR annual edition is the codification of the rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government."

Index to Federal Government Agencies
Quick access to government agencies and services.

Government Forms
"Find federal forms and applications, by agency name."

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