The Body of Federal Case Law
Supreme Court of the United States of America
Article III of the Constitution of the United States of America established the federal court system and designated the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of disputes within its jurisdiction.
The lower federal courts include:
United States Courts of Appeals
There are 12 regional circuit courts plus the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal circuit. Texas is in the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
United States District Courts
These are the trial courts and include the Bankruptcy Courts (Article I of the Constitution) and other specialized courts. Texas has four districts, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western. Houston Courts are in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
Federal Case Law in Print
Supreme Court Cases in Print - 3rd Floor
United States Reports (official) (U.S.G.P.O.) KF101.U53
Supreme Court Reporter (West) KF101.U65
United States Supreme Court Reports Lawyers Edition (LexisNexis) KF101.U551
United States Law Week (BNA) KF101.U5
United States Courts of Appeals Cases in Print-3rd Floor
Federal Reporter (West) KF115.F...
Federal Appendix (West) KF115.F55 (Cases in this publication have been designated by the courts as "unpublished." See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 32.1(a) "A court may not prohibit or restrict the citation of federal judicial opinions, orders, judgments, or other written dispositions that have been: (i) designated as 'unpublished,' 'not for publication,' 'non-precedential,' 'not precedent,' or the like; and (ii) issued on or after January 1, 2007.)"
United States District Court Cases in Print - 3rd Floor
Federal Supplement (West) KF120.F...