SUPREME COURT CASES PROJECT

 

ONLINE DATABASES

 
 Gale US History in Context. Enter the title of your case in the search box.  Look at the reference items.  This will provide full text articles from reference books that are very helpful in explaining the court case.
 

Opposing Viewpoints

 

Search by entering the name of the court case.  Provides information from the reference book Great American Court Cases.  This is probably the best source to begin with because the information is straight forward and written for a high school audience.

 

Facts.com 

Look in Special Features and select Historic Documents.  Cases can also be searched by entering the title of the case and limiting search to title.  Some court cases are accompanied by related materials.


Click on legal research.  This database provides full-text of the case syllabus.  The law review section can also be searched for scholarly journal articles on court cases and laws.



Provides news coverage of cases from 1850 to 2001.


Click on the SIRS icon, select database features tab, click on Supreme Court link under the Government reporter tab to find cases by alphabet, constitutional articles or amendments, or by topic.  Supreme Court case syllabus and opinions are provided - full-text.

   

 

 

Print Resources


Search the North Hills Library for your court case.  Try keyword search. Locate your book on the shelves, using the call number or check the cart of items reserved for this class.  Requests for copies of needed pages can be made at the circulation desk.

 
 Keyword search your Supreme Court case in Google Books.  Remember to limit your search to Preview in order to find information on your case.

 

Websites




“The OYEZ Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.” (http://www.oyez.org/about/ )

 
 

Did you know that the Supreme Court hands down one hundred decisions per year?  A photo and biographies of the current Supreme Court Justice is available. Information about the court as an institution, court buildings, and court tradition are accessible.

 

The LII Collection of Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court is available on the Net. It currently consists of over 600 of the Court's most important decisions from the founding of the court to the present. We provide a variety of finding aids with this collection, including lists of cases by opinion author, party name, and topic.

Street Law, Inc. developed landmarkcases.org in 2002, with funding from the Supreme Court Historical Society to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases.

 

 

 

                                       

 

                               

 

 

 

 

WEBSITES

 

FindLaw.com    

Scroll down to party search and enter parties.

 

The OYEZ Project Northwestern University

Scroll down and click on cases to search.

 

FedWorld’s Full Text of Supreme Court Decisions Issued between 1937 and 1975

Scroll down to text search.

 

Supreme Court of the United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

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