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  Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Dictionaries

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Guide to the Supreme Court
. 2 v. 2010
Congressional Quarterly's history of the Supreme Court including its establishment and evolution, operations and traditions, and the role of the justices. Brief biographies of each of the justices. Appendices with chronological documents and texts, court compositions, and significant decisions.


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R45

Reference Guide to the United States Supreme Court
. 1986.
Role of the Supreme Court, division of power, individual rights, landmark cases, and justice biographies.


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A35.S8

Supreme Court A to Z. 1998.
Concise information about the history, powers, and operations of the Supreme Court.

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F75

Justices of the United States Supreme Court 1789 - 1969: Their Lives and Major Opinions
. 1969. 4 v.
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P32


Facts about the Supreme Court of the United States
. 1996.
Significant decisions and the accompanying role of the Supreme Court Justices that rendered them. Chronologically arranged.


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Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education. 1995.
Summaries of cases including facts, holding and basis for each. Arranged by topics including school district governance, church-state, civil rights, and discrimination.

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A7.R37

We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About Students. 2008. Arranged by topics in the context of the Constitution and how it has been interpreted regarding public school students. Covers issues such a religion, integration, discipline, harassment, and freedom of expression.

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A7.S87

Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights
. 2011.
Arranged by topics including sex discrimination, women in the family, and pregnancy and childbirth. Introduction to each topic with exemplary cases.

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O97

Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions. 1999.
Analysis of the 440 most important cases in the Court's history with case and topical indexes; tables on justice selection and service; glossary of terms.

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L58
Landmark Supreme Court Cases: A Reference Guide. 1999.

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M334

Illustrated Great Decisions of the Supreme Court
. 2006.
90 cases including decision, background, vote, highlights and impact for each. Arranged by constitutional issue.
 


Supreme Court Yearbook
. 1994/95 -
Each volume covers a term, including case summaries, impact of major cases, and opinion excerpts.

  Text of Supreme Court Decisions
LexisNexis Academic
Search for a specific citation in Look up a Legal Case . Click on US Legal on the blue menu bar on left of page to search for law reviews and other legal materials, including law reviews.
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D5

U.S. Supreme Court Digest, annotated.
1948-
Subject guide to Supreme Court decisions covering 1-422 US, 1-100 L Ed,
1-45 L Ed 2d, 1-95 S Ct : with cumulative pocket supplements : table of cases

KF101
A313
Suppl.

United States Supreme Court Reports. Lawyer's edition. Quick case table with annotation references. Annual. 1991-
An alphabetical list of cases with annotations.

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A313

U.S. Supreme Court Reports
. Lawyers' edition. 1790 - 1955. Opinions of the Supreme Court with annotations.
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A313
Ser. 2
U.S. Supreme Court Reports. Lawyers' edition. 2nd Series. 1956 - Opinions of the Supreme Court with annotations.
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U5


U.S. Law Week. 1975-
Provides official slip opinions and other current Supreme Court case information. Subject and case indexes.

  Current Court Activities
 
Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research 2003

"This Web Guide attempts to overcome the shortcomings of general web searching by providing a selection of annotated links to the most reliable, substantive sites for U.S. Supreme Court research. The sites mentioned here focus predominantly on information that is freely, or inexpensively, available on the Internet." - from the Web site
 
Supreme Court of the United States


Home page of the Supreme Court; docket information; court schedule & calendar; court rules; bench opinions 1999-2000.
 
Washington Post Online: Supreme Court.

Articles on key cases 1996/97-, docket, history, links & resources, case search feature.
Online sources Articles on the Supreme Court
 

LexisNexis Academic

  • Click on US Legal on the blue menu bar on left of page to search for law reviews and other legal materials, including law reviews.
 


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