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GEP 336: U.S. Environmental Law

Researching Federal and California environmental laws & regulations

California

In California, the State Supreme Court cases are published officially in the California Reports, Series 1-4. The Court of Appeals cases are officially published in the California Appellate Reports, Series 1-4.

Example citations:

California Supreme Court

Sierra Club v. California Coastal Com (Name of Parties: Plaintiff v. Defendant)

 

35 Cal. 4th 839 (Official Citation: Volume 35 of the California Reports, 4th Series, Page 839)

Parallel citations:

111 P.3d 294; 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 316; 2005 Cal. LEXIS 5381

California Court of Appeals

35 Cal. 4th 839 (Official Citation: Volume 35 of the California Appellate Reports, 4th Series, Page 839)

Parallel Citations:

28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 316; 2005 Cal. LEXIS 5381

Federal

The United States Supreme Court cases are published officially in the United States Reports.

Citation examples:

National Association of Home Builders, et al. v. Defenders of Wildlife

551 U.S. 644 (Official Citation: Volume 551 of the United States Reports Page 644)

Parallel citations:

127 S. Ct. 2518; 168 L. Ed. 2d 467; 2007 U.S. LEXIS 8312