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Administrative Law

A guide to finding federal regulations, agency decisions, and Presidential documents.

Finding Agency Decisions

Finding Agency Decisions

Publication of agency decisions is more fragmented than that for rules and regulations, and there is no one place where all decisions are located.  In fact, some agencies don't publish their decisions at all.

Agency websites and looseleaf services, both print and online, often provide the most up-to-date decisions.  Official reports, while useful for citation purposes, may be months behind in publication. 

Online Sources

Many agencies will publish decisions and other material on their websites. Use the links below to locate a specific agency website:

Looseleaf Services

Looseleaf services publish agency decisions, along with related primary and secondary materials.  The decisions are available quickly and the looseleafs are frequently updated.  Looseleafs may also publish decisions that the agencies themselves do not make available.

Table 15 of The Bluebook provides a list of the major looseleaf services.  You can find print or electronic looseleafs through our library catalog:

Official Reports

Some agencies publish official reports of their decisions.  These are listed in Table 1.2 of The Bluebook.

Check the library's online catalog for print availability:

Selected reports also available in: