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includes Table of Cases - "For cases which have been headnoted... the principal entries are printed in boldface and include topic abbreviations and section numbers indicating where headnotes for the cases appear in Volumes 1-14 of this Digest."
This file contains transcripts of oral argument in front of the United States Supreme Court.
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."
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."
identification variables (e.g., citations and docket numbers);
background variables (e.g., how the Court took jurisdiction, origin and source of the case, the reason the Court agreed to decide it);
chronological variables (e.g., the date of decision, term of Court, natural court);
substantive variables (e.g., legal provisions, issues, direction of decision);
outcome variables (e.g., disposition of the case, winning party, formal alteration of precedent, declaration of unconstitutionality); and
voting and opinion variables (e.g., how the individual justices voted, their opinions and interagreements).
Books about the U.S. Supreme Court
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
Call Number: Reference KF 8742 .W567 2004
- Origins and Development of the Court
- The Court and the Federal System
- The Court and the Individual
- Pressures on the Court
- The Court at Work
- Members of the Court
How to Research the Supreme Court
Call Number: Reference KF 8741 .A1 M36 1992
Facts about the Supreme Court of the United States
Call Number: Reference KF 8742 .P32 1996
Encyclopedia of Supreme Court Quotations
Call Number: Reference KF 8742 .A35 E529 2000
The Justices of the United States Supreme Court: Their Lives & Major Opinions
Call Number: Reference KF 8744 .F75 1995
Other Resources for Decisions -- U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1980: An Index to Opinions Arranged by Justice
Call Number: Reference KF 101.6 .B57 1984
FedWorld / FLITE U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975) "contains 7,407 Decisions from volumes 300 through 422 of U.S. Reports... available as ASCII text files that can be read on your browser's screen or saved to your hard drive and accessed using most word processor programs."
Supreme Court Collection (Legal Information Institute) -- an open-access online database of U.S. Supreme Court cases, with fairly complete coverage of all cases from 1990+ and the Historic Decisions collection with "over 600 of the Court's most important decisions from the founding of the court to the present."