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United States Supreme Court Research


There are many excellent guides on researching the U.S. Supreme Court.  This research guide from Georgetown contains helpful general information on the Supreme Court, as well as resources for researching individual justices, decisions and court documents, court rules and practice materials, secondary sources, related organizations, and current issues before the court.

Duke also maintains a thorough but accessible Supreme Court research guide, available as a printable pdf.

There are many resources available with information about the Supreme Court, its history, and current justices.  For example, Oyez  contains both information about the justices, allows searching for cases by term and topic, oral argument transcripts and recordings, news and analysis about the court, and provides a virtual tour of the Supreme Court.

Other good free resources include the Legal Information Institute, whose resources include recent Supreme Court orders, the status of upcoming cases, the oral argument calendar, information on historic and current justices, and allows searching for cases by term and topic.

And remember, always feel free to ask the Cracchiolo law librarians for help!