Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

The following information covers Supreme Court Opinions, Superior Court Opinions, Pennsylvania Code, Pennsylvania Bulletin, Laws of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.


Official Status 

Pennsylvania State Reports is the official case reporter for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opinions.  No statement is made as to whether the online version found at http://www.pacourts.us/courts/supreme-court/court-opinions/ is official.  Atlantic Reporter 2d is the official case reporter for Pennsylvania Superior Court Opinions.  No statement is made as to whether the online version found at http://www.pacourts.us/courts/superior-court/court-opinions/

The print publication of Pennsylvania Code is made official by state statute.  The online version at pacode.com is deemed by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau to have been "derived directly from the Pennsylvania Code." The Pennsylvania Bulletin is made official by state statute.  The online version at pabulletin.com is deemed by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau to have been " derived directly from the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Commonwealth's official gazette for information and rulemaking."

Pennsylvania Laws is the official publication of Pennsylvania session laws.  The online version found at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/Public/ucons_index.cfm is not deemed official. Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is the official publication of the Pennsylvania Code.  The online version found at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/Public/cons_index.cfm is not deemed official. 


Authentication
No claim is made as to whether online versions of Supreme Court Opinions, Superior Court Opinions, Pennsylvania Code, Pennsylvania Bulletin, Laws of Pennsylvania, or Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are authenticated.

Preservation
No preservation policy is in place for online versions of Supreme Court Opinions, Superior Court Opinions, Pennsylvania Code, Pennsylvania Bulletin, Laws of Pennsylvania, or Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Permanent Public Access
No public access policy is in place for online versions of Supreme Court Opinions, Superior Court Opinions, Pennsylvania Code, Pennsylvania Bulletin, Laws of Pennsylvania, or Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Copyright
Thomson Reuters claims copyrights to Pennsylvania State Reports (print) which contains Supreme Court opinions and to Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports and Atlantic Reporter 2d (print) which contains Superior Court opinions.  The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania reserves copyrights to http://www.pacourts.us where online versions of court opinions are published.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reserves copyrights to the Pennsylvania Code (print and electronic), the Pennsylvania Bulletin (print and Electronic).

Some rights claimed to the Laws of Pennsylvania (print and electronic): "No claim to the original text. Selection, arrangement, organization, and formatting of session laws protected.  No data on this site may be acquired or reproduced for profit-making purposes.  Permission is extended to use data on this site for personal or nonprofit purposes."


Universal Citation
The state adopted universal citation in 1998.

More Information
2007 Report
2009 Update
State Inventory

Updated as of 7/14/2015