Selection of common annexes containing relevant entries on waybills; relevant pleadings, jury directions, findings, submissions or opinions; the judgment, order or decision under appeal; and any other part of the minutes which the parties wish to bring to the attention of the Court. Your local law library would be the best starting point for this type of research. Two printed summaries, Digest of United States Supreme Court Reports (LexisNexis) and United States Supreme Court Digest (West), locate cases by name or subject. Our ACLU legal team files a certificate petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, a type of petition that typically argues that a lower court has wrongly decided an important legal issue that violates civil liberties and should be resolved to avoid similar confusion in similar cases. The opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court are officially published in a series of case law called United States Reports. See 28 U.S.C. §411. At the beginning of the October 2019 semester, U.S. reports included 574 bound volumes and softcover “forms”; Finally, 14 volumes, there were also opinions in the form of individual “slippage notices”. Volumes are added to the set at a rate of three to five per term; They are usually between 800 and 1,200 pages long. In addition to all opinions issued during a given period, a volume may contain a list of judges and judicial officials during that period; a distribution of judges by the federal circuit; nominations and retirement announcements for judges; commemorative procedures for deceased judges; a cumulative table of reported cases; orders in summary cases; reprinting amendments to the Supreme Court Rules and various federal Rules of Procedure; a thematic index; and a statistical table summarizing business activity over the past three mandates.

The United States These reports shall be drawn up and published by the rapporteur for the decision of the Court of Justice. See 28 U.S.C. §673(c). The proofs produced by the Court`s Publications Unit are produced by private companies on behalf of the United States. The Government Publishing Office (GPO) reproduces, prints and binds. The Court`s Publications Officer acts as liaison between the Court and the PG. All pleadings are available for cases rendered as certiorari after the 1993-1994 mandate; Also contains memoirs for Certiorari in civil cases (other than habeas cases) from 1999 to 2000 to date. Please use the Court`s automated routing voucher system for the current and previous Parliament. For previous warrants, information on the Court`s record on Lexis and Westlaw is available, beginning with cases filed from January 2000 to the present. This is the moment when the U.S. Supreme Court hears our case in court.

For civil cases in which the certificate is refused, pleadings are provided for cases on the waybill paid, but not for cases on the In Forma Pauperis list. For habeas cases or criminal cases that are decided summarily or in which the certificate is refused, no pleading is provided for in the certification phase. For online availability, free search of U.S. reports is available at FindLaw and the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University. Subscription-based databases of U.S. reports are also available. For more information on where to find opinions, see Where to get opinions from the Supreme Court. If certiorari has been granted or if the next decision has been summarily upheld, overturned, etc. by court order, call the journalist`s office at 202-479-3390. Please have the Supreme Court file number, the name of the case and the date the order was made handy before calling. If the case was decided by an advisory opinion of the Court, click on the “Recent Decisions” button at the top of the home page (, scroll down until you find your case by date, file number or name in the Advisory Opinion table, then check the header at the top of the odd-numbered pages of the Opinion for the U.S.

reports cited. The Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, maintained by the Federal Judicial Centre, contains information on the location of judges` documents. Search for the name of the judiciary, then click on the “Research Collections” link to see where the records are available. Many collections of documents are held at the Library of Congress and at academic and research institutions across the country. Depending on the institution, some documents may be available online. See, for example, the Harry A. Blackmun Papers at the Library of Congress. See also Directory of Manuscript Collections Related to Federal Judges, 1789-1997 for an alphabetical index. The Supreme Court`s file system contains information on pending and decided cases submitted to the Court. The minutes provided here contain complete information on the state of play of cases brought since the beginning of the 2001 parliamentary term.

The Court may also rule on cases in which the author is not named. These reports often settle cases summarily, often without oral arguments, but they have been used in important well-argued cases such as Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98, and the Buckley v. Campaign Finance Case v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1. A U.S.

Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October and lasts until late June or early July. Cases can go through multiple terms and move from one type of court to another, whether at the state or federal level. Speeches are published at the discretion of each judge. A link to speeches approved for publication can be found on the Public Information page. The website contains speeches from 2000 to the present. First letter from August 12, 1936 to the present. Contains letters of merit for certiorari and special masters cases, amicus curiae memoirs, and joint appendices from January 1979, with selected coverage from 1936. Where can I find a list of Supreme Court decisions on a particular subject? The best known are the Court`s Findings in cases in which the Court has presented oral observations. Each contains the judgment and reasoning of the Court of Justice. The judge who drafts the majority or principal opinion shall summarize the opinion of the Chamber during an ordinary session of the Court. Shortly thereafter, a copy of the notice will be posted on this site.

Applications for certiorari and related documents, such as opposition exhibits and support for motions submitted to the court before the certiorari is approved or rejected. Substantive and amicus curiae briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court for cases where certiorari has been granted or probable jurisdiction has been established and hearings have been scheduled. U.S. Supreme Court justices review cases and decide whether or not to take a case. On average, they handle about 7,000 to 8,000 petitions per semester. The opinions of the Court are published in the United States Reports. Printed copies of the U.S. reports are available in many libraries across the country. The Court`s latest opinions are available in PDF format on the “Opinions” page. PDF copies of the bound volumes of the U.S.

reports are available on the Statements page under Bound Volumes. These date from October 1991. For more information on where to find opinions, see Where to get opinions from the Supreme Court. Opinions in private are drawn up by a single judge to rule on a party`s request for interim measures, such as a stay of the lower court`s judgment, leave to stay or an injunction.