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How do I find a US Supreme Court case?

Answered By: John Knowles
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2016     Views: 13

If you have a citation for the United States Reports (usually abbreviated to US), the full text of the bound volumes can be found from volume 502 (1991) onwards at:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/boundvolumes.aspx  

These are the official versions of US Supreme Court judgments. Latest opinions can be found at  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/opinions.aspx.

Supreme Court judgments can also be found in the Lexis Library with added page numbers for the US Reports. Coverage is from 1790 onwards.

From the Lexis Library home page use the 'Find a Source' box to search for 'Federal Court Cases, Combined'. Then select the source and OK to go to a judgment search page.

For help on accessing the Lexis Library, see the help page at http://libraryhelp.qub.ac.uk/faq/42054.

Findlaw page at http://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-supreme-court also provides access to Supreme Court judgments. Docket numbers are included, but without citation details and page numbers for the US Reports.

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