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West's® Federal Practice Digest®, 5th (Key Number Digest®)

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Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2013-2023
Service #: 22030856
Sub #: 21030856
Publication Frequency: Updated annually
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West's® Federal Practice Digest®, 5th (Key Number Digest®)



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Locate federal cases decided in the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, district courts, Claims Court, bankruptcy courts, Court of Military Appeals, the Courts of Military Review, and other federal courts with West's® Federal Practice Digest®, 5th (Key Number Digest®).

This Key Number Digest contains all headnotes, classified according to West’s Key Number System, for federal court decisions reported from 2003 to the present. The topics are listed in alphabetical order; the Key Numbers within those topics are listed in numerical order. Each topic begins with scope notes about subjects included and subjects excluded and covered by other topics. Also, there is an outline of the topic, which includes a list of all Key Numbers in that topic. Headnotes are collected by jurisdiction or court and filed according to the West Key Number System.


  • The Descriptive Word Index indexes terms of art and legal terminology to unlock the door to relevant decisions.
  • Headnotes crafted by Wests attorney-editors to summarize the holdings of a judicial opinion, incorporating key facts and reasoning.
  • Pocket parts and supplementary pamphlets keep you informed of the most recent cases.
  • Words and Phrases volumes alphabetically list words or phrases judicially defined in the indexed cases.
  • The Table of Cases includes citations, subsequent case history, and Key Numbers classifying each point of law.
  • Wests Key Number System allows you to find on-point cases from other jurisdictions fast.
  • The release of the 5th Edition will reduce the time and effort needed to manage and shelve your collection while providing comprehensive KeyNumber digest coverage from 2003 to present.
  • Translation tables translate former Key Numbers to new Key Numbers, and new Key Numbers to former Key Numbers.