|Federal Reporter on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Federal Reporter is a case law reporter in the United States that is published by West Publishing. The third and current Federal Reporter series publishes decisions of the United States courts of appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims; prior series had varying scopes that covered decisions of other federal courts as well. Though West is a private company that does not have a legal monopoly over the court opinions it publishes, it has so dominated the industry in the U.S. that legal professionals uniformly cite to the Federal Reporter for included decisions. — Excerpted from|
West as part of its National Reporter System. The decisions are in the public domain, however, West Publishing asserts copyright for the headnotes that they add. These notes should only be added for volumes that are not covered by copyright according to US law.