Statutes and Legislative History
You can retrieve federal or state code sections easily if you have a citation from a secondary source or from a case. You can always search the code to find the sections. Another resource you can tap into are legal databases.
You may retrieve citations to case law from relevant journal articles or books (secondary sources) which usually discuss, analyze, and cite leading cases. Use the articles bibliographies to find other relevant cases and journal articles.
Another excellent source for finding legal cases are indexes. Indexes will include journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to specific identified subject matter. Some excellent bioethics indexes are:
Resources for state legislation and laws can be found on individual state government sites. You can find links to each individual states government sites such as this: Find Law
Resources for North Dakota:
Attorney General Opinions - Formal opinions on questions of law that relate to governmental operations and duties.
North Dakota Supreme Court Decisions - The latest written opinions from North Dakota's highest court.
North Dakota Constitution - Understand the functions and powers of North Dakota government and the rights of its citizens.
Legislature: Bill Information - Bills, Resolutions, and Journals from the North Dakota State Legislature.
North Dakota Administrative Code - The Administrative Code of North Dakota.
North Dakota Century Code - From the North Dakota Legislative Branch.
North Dakota State Legislature - The official site of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly.
U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit) Opinions - Opinions and resources from the Court.
State Court Opinions
North Dakota Court Information - Learn about the North Dakota court system and find your local courthouse.
North Dakota Supreme Court Opinions - Provides access to North Dakota Supreme Court opinions; includes links to cases since 1996, case citation rules.
Congress.gov - Bill summary and status from the Library of Congress.