Statutes, administrative regulations, and case law make up primary law and can be accessed through numerous free and subscription resources. Secondary sources are any materials that discusses the primary law and are generally available through subscription databases.
Pennsylvania statutes are a subject arrangement of the current laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each subject is called a title, which may, in turn, consist of multiple physical volumes. Though 79 titles have been assigned, not all titles currently contain laws.
Case law refers to the body of primary law created by the judiciary. At the conclusion of a case, a judge may issue an opinion. Published opinions are more likely at higher levels of court. Published opinions are compiled in print volumes in chronological order.
Finding Cases Online
Finding Cases in Databases
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