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Briefs & Oral Arguments -- General Resources

Finding Briefs on the Web

  • Briefs for a Price
  • Briefs for Free:
    • General Sites
    • Court Sources
    • Federal Entities
    • Bar & Legal Associations
    • Advocacy Groups

Briefs, Oral Arguments & Other Court Documents Research Guide (Georgetown Law Library) -- a useful guide, but it lists many resources unavailable at UCF

Briefs & Oral Arguments -- U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs (LexisNexis Academic) "includes merit briefs for cases granted cert., amicus curiae briefs, joint appendices & special masters beginning in January 1979, with selected coverage from 1936. All briefs for cases granted cert. begins after 1993. Also includes all briefs for cases petitioning for cert. after 2001."

Argument Transcripts (October 2000+) -- "The Court's current Courtroom reporter, Alderson Reporting Company, provides transcripts of oral arguments that are posted on this Web site on the same day an argument is heard by the Court. Same-day transcripts are considered official but subject to final review."

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries, Oral Arguments & Multimedia -- "a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955."

Government Briefs (Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice) (1982+) "seeks to provide convenient access to all briefs (other than responses in IFP cases) filed by the Solicitor General."

Federal Circuit & District Court Briefs

Florida Supreme Court

Public Information Pages (Florida Supreme Court)

  • High Profile Cases
  • Argument Calendars & Briefs
  • Argument Webcasts
  • Court Documents
  • Court Orders
  • Death Warrant Cases
  • Docket On-Line
  • Hurricane Information
  • Judicial Qualifications Commission Cases
  • Opinions & Rules
  • Press Information
  • Press Releases
  • Reporters Handbook
  • Reports & Studies
  • RSS Feed
  • Rules of Court
  • Trial Court Statistics
  • Yearly Schedule

Florida Supreme Court Opinions (Sep 1999+)

Archives of Briefs (Apr 1998+)

Gavel to Gavel Online (Oct 1997+) -- "When court is in session, WFSU-TV offers live coverage online, on local cable, and by satellite."

Florida Supreme Court Briefs & Opinions (FSU unofficial archive, Mar 1986+)
(includes a few cases earlier than 1986)

Where can I find the briefs filed for legal cases in the circuit or district courts in Florida?

Other UCF Books