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West's Reporters & the National Reporter System

 

 

 

West Reporters and the National Reporter System


Began in 1879 - Network published by West Group - Attempt to publish (and digest) all cases of Precedential Value - From all State and Federal Courts.

The National Reporter System is a creation of West. It essentially publishes all state and federal reports that are generally available through several units. All available state cases are published in the following:

Atlantic Reporter, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .A7

Northeastern Reporter, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .N6

Northwestern Reporter, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .N7

New York Supplement, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KFN 5045 .A33 & KFN 5045 .A33 2d (respectively)

Pacific Reporter, 1st - 3rd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .P2

Southeastern Reporter, 1st & 2nd -  4th Floor - KF 9999 .S6

Southern Reporter, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .S8

Southwestern Reporter, 1st & 2nd - 4th Floor - KF 9999 .S7

 

There are other miscellaneous reporters such as Illinois Decisions, the California Reporter, and others. These however, are mostly duplicated in one of the regional reporters listed above. The federal component consists of:

The Federal Reporter (now in its 3rd Series) - 5th Floor - KF 110 .F44

The Federal Supplement (now in its 3rd Series) - 5th Floor - KF 120 .F43

Federal Rules Decisions - 5th Floor - KF 120.5 .F43

The Supreme Court Reporter - 5th Floor - KF 101 .A3W4

 

Subject Specific Reporters - including Bankruptcy Reporter (shown below)

In addition, there are other topical West reporters such as the Bankruptcy Reporter, the Military Justice Reporter, and others.