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- Some states have state published and commercially published statutes; some states just have commercially published statutes. Missouri has the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) and Vernon’s. Vernon’s is published by West and has lots of annotations—clearly the better choice.
- If you have a choice, use the commercially published version -- it will usually have much better annotations
- Occasionally, someone has a project where they want to do a state-by-state comparison of the law on a particular topic. This is very labor intensive, so see if someone else has done the work first.