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Information on the Courts
- Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
This web site allows you to view the constitution with analysis and interpretation. In a practical sense, what it provides is citations to legal cases, code and history of each aspect of the constitution.
- Federal Judiciary
Provides an overview of the federal judiciary system. Features publications, news, and links to web sites of federal courts, including bankruptcy, district courts, and courts of appeal.
- Federal Judicial Center
Provides reports, information, and current and historical background on the federal judiciary. Includes biographic details on all judges who have served in U.S. District Courts, U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court since 1789.
- Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
Links to searchable U.S. legal indexes on the World Wide Web.
- Supreme Court of the United States
Includes information about the court and its dockets, opinions, oral arguments, and press releases.
- Supreme Court Biographies
- Supreme Court Historical Society
Provides information about the current justices, an online library of publications, and a list of presidential nominees (with date of birth, dates of service, and status) from President Adams to the present.
- US Courts Locator
Use a clickable map to find the web sites for federal district courts. A service of the Emory University Law School. Emory also serves as the host site for opinions from many district courts.
Links to Decisions
- Cases and Codes portion of FindLaw
Features recent decisions of the courts of appeal online and other federal courts online.
- LexisNexis Academic CU
Provides access to case law from the Supreme Court (from 1790 to present) and all federal court levels (varying dates of coverage). Click the following links to go directly to a search screen.
- Law Reviews CU
- Federal and State Cases CU
- Shepard's Citations CU
- Canadian Cases CU
- EU, Commonwealth, and Foreign Nations CU
- Supreme Court Decisions 1990-
- Supreme Court Opinions, 1893-present from FindLaw
Findlaw also includes a search for cases that have cited a Supreme Court Decision.
- Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975
- Selected Historic Supreme Court Decisions
Grouped by topic, party name, or opinion author. Each case includes a syllabus, majority opinion, and dissenting and minority opinions (if any).
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the federal courts available in the collection.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook , the library catalog:
Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources supreme court and politic* supreme court and politic* supreme court and histor* supreme court and histor* judicial and statistic* judicial and statistic*
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