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Federal Cases

Click on Cases

Select the jurisdiction you are interested in.  If you do not know which jurisdiction to use OR you want to search them all select All Federal Cases

If you know the court level the case was decided from, you can select that court here.  For example, the US Court of Appeals.  Otherwise, type in your search term (type of case you are looking for).  For example, embezzlement.

 

 

There are 10,000 cases with Embezzlement as the key word.  You can narrow down the results using the filters on the left-hand side.  One good way to arrange the cases is to use the sort by feature.  Most Cited and Most Used will provide cases that have been used frequently by the court.

If you are looking to add search terms, use the search within results box.  For example if you are looking for cases about embezzlement on the internet, type internet into the box.

 

You can use term connectors in the search box to give you a more detailed search.

New York State

Note: New York State's court structure is unique.  The lower level court is called the Supreme Court.  The Appellate Court is the intermediate level.  The highest level court is the Court of Appeals.

                    

Click on Cases

Select the jurisdiction you are interested in.  For example, New York State.

Select the court level the case was decided from.  For example, New York Appellate Division

 

Type in your search term (type of case you are looking for).  For example, robbery.

There are 9,994 cases with robbery as a key word.  You can narrow down the results using the filters on the left-hand side. 

One good way to arrange the cases is to use the sort by feature.  Most Cited and Most Used will provide cases that have been used frequently by the court.