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Arthur J. Morris Law Library
Supreme Court of the United States
Has current and recent opinions (including PDFs of volumes back to 502 U.S.), docket information, audio for current oral arguments, court rules, and other information about the Court. Includes briefs and other filings November 2017-date; earlier briefs back to 2004 are available from the American Bar Association
Justia US Supreme Court Center
Free access to Supreme Court opinions back to 1791, with links to blogs and other resources.
U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
U.S. Reports in PDF back to volume 1, as well as several dozen books and periodicals about the Court.
The leading and indispensable source for current news and analysis of the Court's activities.
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media
Audio recordings of selected cases back to 1956.
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978
Filings for more than 150,000 Supreme Court cases, including those for which the court never issued a full opinion. Document types include petitions, briefs, and transcripts, among others.
Other Federal Courts
Contact information and links to local websites for federal appellate and trial courts.
The Public Library of Law
Includes free access to U.S. Courts of Appeals decisions back to 1950.
Google Scholar Case Law Search
Free access to cases from all levels of the federal court system, including U.S. District Courts. Scope of coverage is broad but not readily apparent.
Docket information for federal courts. May contain full text .pdf documents. Includes the U.S. Party Case Index for nationwide searches by specific party or nature of suit. Students may register for their own access. Note: Bloomberg Law is generally the preferred source for docket research by Law School faculty and students.
History of the Federal Judiciary
Information on the development of the federal courts. "Judges of the United States Courts" has biographical data on current and former judges, including locations of research collections.
"Nominations List" shows nominees before the current Senate, showing dates of nomination, hearing, and confirmation. An Archive link at the bottom of the page has information on nominations in previous Congresses.
Statistics & Reports (United States Courts)
Links to current and former editions of Judicial Business of the United States Courts as well as several specialized statistical publications.