Case Law, Administrative Decisions and Orders
Several subscription online legal research services provide full text of state and federal cases, including cases relating to agricultural law, with coverage extending as far back in time as most researchers usually need. Subscription online legal research services include Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Fast Case. Among these services, both Lexis Advance and WestlawNext allow researchers to limit their searches to agricultural decisions and then further limit results by jurisdiction. Although the full academic subscriptions to Lexis Advance and to WestlawNext are restricted to current students and faculty, a more limited version of Westlaw is available to on-site library visitors.
- Maryland Environmental Administrative Decisions (Decemeber 1985 - December 1995) Westlaw (subscription required or use at the Law Library)
- Agriculture Decisions (1942 - 2009). Available online from Hein Online (subscription required or use at TMLL Law Library)
- Department of Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals Decisions (1968 - 2007) Lexis (subscription required)
- Agriculture Decisions (2006 - present)
Another online legal research service worth mentioning is Maryland Decisions. Maryland Decisions is a database containing the full text of opinions from Maryland circuit courts and Maryland's Office of Administrative Hearings. However, this database is still very small. See also:
Library, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The OAH holds hearings for over 30 state agencies including the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The OAH Library provides access to some of these hearings to visitors at the library. For more information, visit the OAH library web page.