Wyoming

Wyoming in the United States

Legal Materials

Links to Wyoming statutes, regulations, cases, etc. are posted by the Wyoming State Law Library and FindLaw. Primary legal materials are also available from Lexis, Westlaw and LOIS. Subscription services Versuslaw and Fastcase (now, under the same company) have cases back to 1950; Google Scholar has cases back to 1950 for free. Supreme and appellate court cases are published in West’s Pacific Reporter.

The Wyoming legislature posts Wyoming Statutes Annotated for free by arrangement with LexisNexis. To check on the status of a pending bill, call the Legislative Service Office at 1-800-342-9570 in state or 307-777-7881 out of state.

For questions about Wyoming legal materials, copies and/or inter-library loan, try calling the Wyoming State Law Library (307-777-7509) or the University of Wyoming’s Hopper Law Library (307-766-2210).

Note: We linked the resources to archive.org in an effort to decrease the number of broken links cited.

Primary Law

For more U.S. state primary law resources, see:

Topics Covered by the Wyoming Legal Encyclopedia

Note: More detailed information about this State is provided in the Wyoming jurisdictional legal Encyclopedia, which tie together Wyoming statutory and case law.

Topics include:

  • Wyoming Statutes
  • WY Cases & Case Law
  • WY Legal Websites
  • WY State Government Info
  • Wyoming Counties
  • Wyoming Cities
  • Wyoming Legislation
  • WY Court Reporters/Depositions
  • Wyoming Legal Forms
  • Wyoming Courts
  • WY State Bar/Legal Associations
  • WY Law Enforcement

Resources

See Also

Wyoming: Open and Free Legal Research of US Law

Federal Primary Materials

The U.S. federal government system consists of executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each of which creates information that can be the subject of legal research about Wyoming. This part provides references, in relation to Wyoming, to the legislative process, the federal judiciary, and the primary sources of federal law (cases, statutes, and regulations).

Federal primary materials about Wyoming by content types:

Laws and Regulations

US Constitution
Federal Statutory Codes and Legislation

Federal Case Law and Court Materials

U.S. Courts of Appeals
United States courts of appeals, inclouding bankruptcy courts and bankcruptcy appellate panels:

Federal Administrative Materials and Resources

Presidential Materials

Materials that emanate from the President’s lawmaking function include executive orders for officers in departments and agencies and proclamations for announcing ceremonial or commemorative policies. Presidential materials available include:

Executive Materials

Federal Legislative History Materials

Legislative history traces the legislative process of a particular bill (about Wyoming and other subjects) for the main purpose of determining the legislators’ intent behind the enactment of a law to explain or clarify ambiguities in the language or the perceived meaning of that law (about Wyoming or other topics), or locating the current status of a bill and monitoring its progress.

State Administrative Materials and Resources

State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Wyoming and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Wyoming. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Wyoming should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

State rules and regulations are found in codes of regulations and administrative codes (official compilation of all rules and regulations, organized by subject matter). Search here:

State opinions of the Attorney General (official written advisory opinions on issues of state law related to Wyoming when formerly requested by a designated government officer):

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