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Case Law: Iowa and Other State Cases

Iowa

Iowa Supreme Court opinions (1942 to date) and Iowa Court of Appeals opinions (1977 to date) are reported in the North Western Reporter 2d (N.W.2d). Iowa Supreme Court opinions (1879-1942) are reported in the Northwestern Reporter (N.W.) (The Supreme Court has designated Thomson Reuters as the official reporter of Iowa decisions.) Iowa Reports contains Territorial Supreme Court and Iowa Supreme Court opinions from 1839 to 1968 (ceased publication with volume 261).

Iowa case law can be found via the sites listed below.

 

•  Print (Library Location)
   The Iowa Reports are available in the Iowa Wing.
   The North Western Reporter is located at call number KF 3362 .A2 on the second floor.

Other States

See our Reports and Digests tabs for more detailed information about the reporter system and to determine which states are in which reporter.

The following freely accessible websites provide access to state court cases, although the dates of coverage included vary by source. Cases from other states can also be accessed through subscription services such as Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.

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