Law Reports


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Law Reports

Published volumes of the decisions of courts.

Usually, opinions in cases are promptly published in unbound Advance Sheets just after they are handed down. They are subsequently collected into bound reporters when there are enough to fill a volume. Volumes are numbered in chronological order, and cases are found by referring to volume and page numbers in the citation for each case. Many law reports are also offered in CD-ROM format, or provided as part of such online services as Westlaw and Lexis.

Law Reports

the publications in which the decisions of the courts are recorded. It should, however, be appreciated that in the UK and in many other jurisdictions these are private publications rather than state-operated. The publisher makes the reports more attractive, more useful, and subject to legal protection, by adding a summary of the facts and law involved, called a rubric Indexing makes it easier to find relevant precedents for argument in court. Some series are given special weight because they are revised by the judges themselves, examples being the Law Reports in England and the Session Cases in Scotland. There is little doubt that the comprehensive reporting of judgments and the indexing of them supported the doctrine of STARE DECISIS, or binding force of PRECEDENT.
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Then Mr Boffin, with his stick at his ear, like a Familiar Spirit explaining the office to him, sat staring at a little bookcase of Law Practice and Law Reports, and at a window, and at an empty blue bag, and at a stick of sealing-wax, and a pen, and a box of wafers, and an apple, and a writing-pad--all very dusty--and at a number of inky smears and blots, and at an imperfectly-disguised gun-case pretending to be something legal, and at an iron box labelled HARMON ESTATE, until Mr Lightwood appeared.
The idea of those Devonshire girls, among the dry law-stationers and the attorneys' offices; and of the tea and toast, and children's songs, in that grim atmosphere of pounce and parchment, red-tape, dusty wafers, ink-jars, brief and draft paper, law reports, writs, declarations, and bills of costs; seemed almost as pleasantly fanciful as if I had dreamed that the Sultan's famous family had been admitted on the roll of attorneys, and had brought the talking bird, the singing tree, and the golden water into Gray's Inn Hall.
She obliterated a bookcase full of law reports, and the corners and lines of the room underwent a curious softening of outline like that which sometimes makes a room unfamiliar at the moment of waking from sleep.
 Sued for Eve's favor, says an ancient law report,
Sir Brian Leveson, Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, presented his | | collection of All England Law Reports to LJMU's School of Law last week and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.
Naseem told the court that the proclamation of emergency was a public document duly published in law reports, the report added.
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Jegede (1994: xiv) reports that thieves attempted to steal law reports from the University of Lagos Law Library.
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Hart produces seven other legal journals, including "European Law Reports," "Legal Ethics," "European Competition Journal" and "Journal of Corporate Law Studies.

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