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United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition (Lawyers Co-Operative): Summaries of attorneys' briefs for selected U.S. Supreme Court decisions are published in United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition. Beginning with Lawyers' Edition, Second Series, briefs of counsel are printed in a separate section at the end of each bound volume. KF101.A313 LLRR (row 31)

Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States: Constitutional Law (University Publications of America): This ongoing publication reprints the records, briefs and arguments for selected major constitutional cases. KF101.8 .K87 (LLRR row 41A)

Antitrust Law: Major Briefs and Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1955 Term - 1975 Term (University Publications of America): The "Table of Cases" for this set is available at the Law Library Reading Room Reference Service Desk. KF1640 .A68 1979

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Records and Briefs - Paper

1832 - 1853 Records only; between 1832- 1853, the U.S. Supreme Court was required to print only the transcripts of records for a case.
1854 - present Records and Briefs available; call number is S. CT. Records & Briefs or KF101.9.R43
Beginning with decisions contained in volume with the note "Records & Briefs." Title: United States Reports citation (i.e., 423 U.S. 61)
The Law Library receives paper Records and Briefs approximately one week after submitted to the Supreme Court and they are bound when the U.S. Reports volume is published. Unbound Records and Briefs from the three to four most recent terms are located behind the LLRR Service Desk and are organized by docket number.

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Records and Briefs - Microform

1832 - 1915 Microform (Scholarly Resources)
1832-1869: Full opinion cases only
1870-1915: All cases
Call number: LL-043
  Between 1832 and 1860, Records and Briefs are organized by term of decision and docket number. The first volume of each term contains an alphabetical table of cases. Between 1871-1915 (through volume 241 of U.S. Reports) Records and Briefs are organized by U.S. Reports citation
1916 - 1972 Microfiche (Microcard Editions)
1916-1955: Full opinion cases only
1956-1972: All cases
Call number: 93/10014 (LL)
1974 - 1983 Microfiche (Bureau of National Affairs)
1974: Full opinion cases only
1975-1983: All cases
Call number: 93/10014 (LL)
1984 - 1988 Microfiche (Congressional Information Service)
All cases
Organized by docket number
Call number: 93/10014 (LL)
1992 - present Microfiche (Microform Inc.)
All cases
Organized by docket number
Call number: 93/10014 (LL)

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Oral Arguments

Paper 1977/1978 Term (1979 - present)
  The Law Library receives oral argument s approximately one year after a case has been decided. This collection is fairly complete. Title: Official Transcript Proceedings before the Supreme Court of the United States. Include the term of the decision & docket number on the request slip. Call number: KF101.9.I5
Microform 1969 - 1982
Microfiche is organized by term and then by docket number
Call number: 85/10002 (LL)

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Other Resources

Oral Arguments (U.S. Supreme Court) - includes Transcripts and Recordings of Oral Arguments (PDF, 130KB)

Where to Find Briefs of the Supreme Court of the U.S. (PDF, 94KB) (U.S. Supreme Court) - includes

Oyez Project (external link) (Northwestern University) - Includes oral arguments of U.S. Supreme Court constitutional law cases; available online, requiring Real Player software.

Guide to Law Online: U.S. Judiciary (U.S. Law Library of Congress)

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Last Updated: 02/28/2014