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GOVERNMENT SITES -- TEXTS OF DECISIONS AND OPINIONS

Supreme Court of the United States

The official site of the Court  now offers recent slip opinions, transcripts of oral arguments, and the texts of U.S. Reports (which, by the way, is considered the only official source for opinions).

GPOAccess

This service from the U.S. Government Printing Office provides links to the above site, as well as to opinions/decisions from 1937-1975 and 1992-2000.

Supreme Court Nominations

This U.S. Library of Congress site collects documents relating to individuals nominated to the Supreme Court, including law journal articles, argument transcripts, Congressional hearings, and more.  Best coverage is from 1990's-to-date.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL SITES -- TEXTS OF DECISIONS AND OPINIONS

U.S. Supreme Court Library

U.S. Reports, opinions, and other materials.   (W&L subscription).

LexisNexis Academic -- Legal -- U.S. Supreme Court Cases

"Earliest opinion dated from January 1790 through current," plus additional material. 

For off-campus access, go to LexisNexis Academic -- Legal and select "Federal & State Cases" from the column on the left, then "U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Lawyer's Edition" from the Sources drop-down menu.   (W&L subscription)

Supreme Court Collection

Recent decisions (1990- ), plus historical material.    (Cornell University Law School.)

Supreme Court Opinions

Searchable opinions (1893- ), provided by the commercial FindLaw service.    (Some sections of the site might require registration.)

Oyez

Multifaceted (and multimedia) site even includes audio of oral arguments for an ever-growing number of cases, as well as written opinions, summaries, etc.   (Northwestern University.)

Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

Extensive educational materials on a handful of important cases, beginning with Marbury v. Madison. From the Supreme Court Historical Society and Streetlaw.org.

OVERVIEWS AND ANALYSES

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

(4th ed.)   Congressional Quarterly.  Available online

Supreme Court Compendium.

(5th ed.)  CQ Press.  Available online.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States.  

Macmillan.  Available online.

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States.  

(2nd ed.)   Oxford University Press.   Available online. 

Oxford Guide to the Supreme Court of the United States.  

(2nd ed.)   Oxford University Press.   Available online.

Supreme Court Yearbook. 

Congressional Quarterly.  Available online.

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions.  

Oxford University Press.  Available online.  

Essential Supreme Court Decisions.  

(15th ed.)   Rowman and Littlefield.    Available online.

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