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Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

BROWSING AUTHORS

You can browse by document authors (usually attorneys or corporations).  If you know the name of one of the parties, or someone who filed a document in a case to which they are not a party, this might be the way to go.

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EXAMPLE: BROWSING THE NAACP

Let's say I am interested in cases involving the N.A.A.C.P. I might want to browse the authors and look for N.A.A.C.P. But I don't want to stop at the first relevant entry I see, because not all authors are indexed consistently.  For example, there are separate entries (with different cases) under the author names of Naacp Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Naacp Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Naacp Special Contributor Fund. Thus, we don't want to depend solely only browsing authors for our search strategies, although they can be helpful in early searches.