Federal Civil Procedure

A guide to resources available at the Mabie Law Library for Federal Civil Procedure


On Lexis:

  • Area of Law > By Topic > Litigation > Cases > Federal Civil Procedure Cases
  • States Legal – US > Combined States > Cases > By Area of Law > State Civil Procedure Cases
  • States Legal – US > California > Cases > By Area of Law > California Civil Procedure Cases


On WestLaw:

  • See individual source files in the WestLaw Directory Section > Litigation > Cases
  • See also "Civil Procedure" section of KeySearch.


Rules of Decisions Act (28 USC 1652):

            "States laws as rules of decisions: The laws of several states, except where the Constitution or treaties of the United States or Acts of Congress otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in civil actions in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply"


Rules Enabling Act (28 USC 2071):

            These acts enable courts established by act of Congress to prescribe rules for the conduct of their business, as long as these rules are consistent with US Supreme Court rules of practice and procedure and acts of Congress, as well as outline the procedure for rule prescription, scope of the rules, and publication of the rules.


US Code: Judiciary and Judicial Procedure:

  • Part I (Organization of Court) – 28 USC 1-482
  • Part IV (Jurisdiction and Venue) – 28 USC 2201-4001
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – (28 USC Appendix)

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