A category placeholder for legal pleadings. Pleadings are documents submitted by litigants to courts. They are not the decisions of the courts themselves and carry no legal authority as precedent.
Pleadings in a civil case may include complaints, discovery materials, and motions of various types. Pleadings in criminal cases may include indictments, motions, presentencing memoranda, and the like. Appellate briefs and petitions for a writ of certiorari would also fit in this category.