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Legal -- Multistate

View Resource Council of State Governments

A public policy forum for state government that provides background information on laws and developing legislation in U.S. jurisdictions.
View Resource - State Laws

States and territories have enacted bans on hand-held devices or texting to help reduce the dangers of distracted driving for the public. This provides details on the laws by state.
View Resource National Conference of State Legislatures

Surveys and monitors legislation from all US state jurisdictions. Excellent resource for background information and research on hot button issues of interest to the state governments.
View Resource PACER : Public Access to Court Electronic Records

Access to federal court case docket information and court filings, including briefs and motions.  Users must register with the PACER service, and there is a small fee to search the database and download documents.  Information may be found from federal district, appellate and bankruptcy court cases. Users must check individual courts for scope of coverage.
View Resource State Constitutions

50-state Research Guide on state constitutions providing links to constitution text, the amendment process, pending amendments and information about historical amendments.