reports
A published volume of federal, state, or regional judicial decisions. Examples include California Appellate Reports and Supreme Court Reporter. (See also: advance sheets)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reports
n. Formal written or vocal presentations of facts; written records of a court proceeding prepared by the court reporter and filed with the clerk; bound volumes of judicial decisions by a certain court or group thereof.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

reports
n.
   the published decisions of appeals courts in all states and federal courts, which are found in federal, state and regional series (called "reporters") which are constantly updated with pamphlets called "advance sheets" which are soon followed by bound volumes. There are also reports of specialized courts and particular subject matters such as taxes, bankruptcy and federal procedure. Thus there are Massachusetts Reports, Georgia Reports, Kansas Reports, California Supreme Court Reports, California Appellate Reports and similar series for every state. Regional reporters include Northeast, Atlantic, Southeast, Southern, Northwest, Pacific and so forth, and combine several states' decisions. For Supreme Court cases there are three major reporters, including U.S. Reports, Supreme Court Reporter, and Lawyer's Edition Supreme Court Reports. These reports are available in almost all law libraries.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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