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The Constitution of the United States
Supreme Court Resources
Use these resources to track down opinions, briefs, and other documents related to the Supreme Court.
Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation - Ref KF 4527 C6 1996 (supplements for later years in Government Documents)
Provides the text of the constitution with extensive annotations that refer to cases decided by the Supreme Court to 1992, with supplements for later years in Government Documents. Online versions are available at Findlaw
(includes supplements to 2000, and includes links to decisions cited) and at GPO Access
(includes supplements to 2008). Tip: use the Table of Cases or Index to target your search.
A commercial directory to law resources. Includes a handy law dictionary and a well-designed full text database of US Supreme Court decisions from 1893 to the present. Site requires free registration.
Legal Information Institute, Cornell University
A directory to legal information on the web, including texts of case law and statutes for state, federal and international jurisdictions. The site - organized alphabetically by topic - also provides links to court opinions and directories to law organizations and journals. From the Cornell University Law School.
A website that provides audio versions of arguments before the Supreme Court since it began recording them in 1955. Includes information about the court and its justices as well as current news and commentary.
Focused on the Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUSblog is an excellent resource for keeping up with the happenings of the court, including schedules, transcripts and analyses of current cases.
The Supreme Court Database
From Washington University, the Supreme Court Database is an excellent source for anyone studying the Constitution, especially for researchers interested in conducting a quantitative analysis.
Supreme Court Opinions
Includes the text of opinions from 2010 to present. Oral arguments
(both audio and text transcripts) are available for recent years.
Supreme Court Opinions via Findlaw
Includes decisions from 1760 to present, searchable by date, party name, or case number.
United States Reports (Official opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court)
This digital collection was made possible by an agreement between the Library of Congress and the William S. Hein & Co, Inc. and is provided for personal, educational, and research use. Reports from volume 1 through recent years are made available to the public by the Library of Congress. Browseable by volume, authoring justice and major case topic. Searchable by case title only.
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